A virgin, primeval or old-growth forest is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance.
The connection belongs to Ecology connections.
- Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest: including extensive old-growth forests (AB ev crit IX)
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a large primeval forest (wiki)
- Hubei Shennongjia
- Olympic National Park: "It contains one of the world’s largest stands of virgin temperate rainforest, and includes many of the largest coniferous tree species on earth." Criteria (vii) for Inscription
- Primeval Beech Forests: contains the largest remaining primeval beech forests in Europe (AB ev)
- Redwood: The parks protect 38,982 acres (157.75 km2) of old-growth forest (wiki)
- Shirakami-Sanchi: the largest remaining virgin beech forest in East Asia (AB ev)
- Shiretoko: The terrestrial ecosystem has various types of virgin vegetation (AB ev)
- Vallée de Mai: retains primeval palm forest in a near-natural state (AB ev)
- Virgin Komi Forests: one of the most extensive areas of virgin boreal forest remaining in Europe (AB ev)
- Yakushima: It contains a unique remnant of a warm-temperate primeval forest (AB ev crit IX)
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Virgin Forests?
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