Laurel Forest, Madeira, Portugal (UNESCO)

This postcard was sent by Joaquim Costa and shows the Laurel Forest of Madeira, inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999.
From UNESCO: The Laurisilva of Madeira is an outstanding relict of a previously widespread laurel forest type. It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest and is believed to be 90% primary forest. It contains a unique suite of plants and animals, including many endemic species such as the Madeiran long-toed pigeon.

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