1000 Wonders of the World!
Virgin Komi Forests
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Virgin Komi Forests

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Best of: Forest, Wildlife
The Virgin Komi Forests cover 3.28 million ha of tundra and mountain tundra in the Urals, as well as one of the most extensive areas of virgin boreal forest remaining in Europe. This vast area of conifers, aspens, birches, peat bogs, rivers and natural lakes has been monitored and studied for over 50 years. It provides valuable evidence of the natural processes affecting biodiversity in the taiga.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Virgin Komi Forests", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.