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Laurel Forest of Madeira
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Laurel Forest of Madeira

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Portugal
Best of: Reserve, Forest, Wildlife
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Laurel Forest of Madeira", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.