June 5 is dedicated to the conservation of the environment to
create awareness about how the environment should be preserved for
posterity. We are repeating the need to conserve this god-given wonder
so that it will remain for future generations. Children must value
nature and take care of it. UNESCO has declared ten forests in the world
as enchanting forests because these forests are so wonderful and a gift
of nature. Last week we gave you information of three forests , this
week we give you more information about the rest of the forests. These
are vast swathes of land and are full of different shapes and sizes of
trees with wonderful shapes of leaves of different hue.
Lake Forest -America
Situated on the border between Texas and Louisiana, Caddo Lake is
named after a Native American culture called the Caddoans or Caddo who
occupied the area before their expulsion. It covers an area of 25,400
acres and is internationally protected under the RAMSAR treaty. It also
features the world's largest Cypress forest.
National Forest, United States
This National Forest covers 1,903,381 acres, including the White
Mountains of California and Nevada and parts of the eastern Sierra
Nevada of California. Nine designated wilderness areas are located
within the national park and it is also home to the oldest living tree
in the world, the Methuselah bristlecone pine.
Bamboo Forest -Japan
The Japan Sagano Bamboo Forest is within the Arashiyama district in
the western outskirts of Kyoto covering an area of 16 square kilometres.
The sound of the wind as it blows through the grove was voted by the
Japanese government as one of the hundred sounds to be preserved.
National Forest Park, China
The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is one of the several parks
within the Wulingyuan scenic area in Hunan Province, China. It is famous
for its majestic pillar-like geographic formations which dot the entire
park. The pillars are an inspiration for the floating Hallelujah
Mountains in the movie 'Avatar'.
Forest, Poland and Belarus
The Bialowieza Forest is one of the last remaining parts of a
primeval forest stretching across Europe and runs along the border of
Belarus and Poland. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.