A virgin, primeval or old-growth forest is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance.
|Białowieża Forest||including extensive old-growth forests (AB ev crit IX)|
|Bwindi Impenetrable National Park||Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a large primeval forest (wiki)|
|Gondwana Rainforests||Barrington Tops National Park|
|Great Smoky Mountains||The range is home to an estimated 187,000 acres (76,000 ha) of old growth forest (wiki)|
|Ivindo National Park||"Ivindo National Park (...) boasts biogeographically unique Caesalpinioideae old-growth forests of high conservation value". (Official description) The presence of old-growth terra firma forests is an important factor in describing the OUV of the NP. These very old forests, also called primary forests, represent a characteristic stage in the evolution of forests in Central Africa. They are very rare in Gabon and in West Central Africa in general. (Nomination file, p. 54-55)|
|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|
|Pitons of Reunion||Réserve biologique intégrale du Piton de la Fournaise|
|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)|
|Yosemite National Park|
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