The Greater Blue Mountains Area - New South Wales, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
S 33° 43.920 E 150° 18.720
56H E 250956 N 6264313
Quick Description: Spectacular area with mountains, beautiful scenery and rare plants and animals. The rare Wollemi Pine, only discovered in 1994, is found only here and there are only 40 adult specimens in existence.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 6/13/2008 11:36:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZXT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 61

Long Description:
The Greater Blue Mountains Area consists of 1.03 million ha of sandstone plateaux, escarpments and gorges dominated by temperate eucalypt forest. The site, comprised of eight protected areas, is noted for its representation of the evolutionary adaptation and diversification of the eucalypts in post-Gondwana isolation on the Australian continent. Ninety-one eucalypt taxa occur within the Greater Blue Mountains Area which is also outstanding for its exceptional expression of the structural and ecological diversity of the eucalypts associated with its wide range of habitats. The site provides significant representation of Australia's biodiversity with ten percent of the vascular flora as well as significant numbers of rare or threatened species, including endemic and evolutionary relict species, such as the Wollemi pine, which have persisted in highly-restricted microsites.

Type: Natural

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/917

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