Slovak Karst is a picturesque mountain range in Eastern Slovakia, which is famous for its unique forms of karst topography, beautiful canyons and clear mountain rivers. The natural territory began to be protected in 1973, and in 2002, a national park was created here that has the status of a biosphere reserve. Since the mid-1990s, karst caves are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Paracas is the only marine reserve in Peru. Most of it is occupied by water spaces. Created in 1975, Paracas is famous for its unique fauna and above all significant colonies of sea lions. Numerous species of birds live here, including condors and black ostriches on the verge of extinction. In addition to the protection of animals, the reserve has another task – the preservation of the remnants of the ancient parakas culture, which existed in this area in the first millennium BC. Nowadays, a unique underground necropolis with forty mummies, which are now stored in the Ica Museum, was discovered here. Continue reading
Jiuzhaigou Valley is an unusually beautiful place on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Nature has done authentic miracles from water and limestone, algae and bacteria, has decorated its creation with mosses, lichens and many hundreds of plants in captivating abundance and splendor. As a rule, under the valley of Jiuzhaigou, two reserves are meant at once – Jiuzhaigou itself and Hualong reserve. In turn, Jiuzhaigou consists of three more smaller valleys. Continue reading