Travel Theme : Environment

Our environment it is at risk. Man is polluting and slowly killing  this world we live in. But it is the foresight and compassion of a few that have given us National Parks around the world. Places where endangered species can have breathing space and a chance to survive.

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This is the “Springbrook National Park”

Dominating the Gold Coast’s western skyline, Springbrook’s cool forests and mountain streams offer views of impressive landscapes, and walks among subtropical and temperate rainforest, open eucalypt forest and montane heath.

Spectacular waterfalls, cascades and tumbling creeks are dominant features in this World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia park.

Springbrook National Park covers 6725 ha.

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As you walk higher and into the temperate Gondwana Rainforest the temperatures drop, the moss, lichen and vines drape around the trees and suddenly you turn a corner in the track and are confronted with these giant Antarctic Beech trees.

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They tower above you, some are thought to be 3000 years old.

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With out the protection of the National Park these magnificent species would be gone for ever.

Click here for another walk I did in this beautiful park

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This week Ailsa asks us to think of the environment

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12 thoughts on “Travel Theme : Environment

  1. I love the giant trees. I wonder if Tolkien saw them before he wrote about Ents.

  2. Excellent post for the prompt, Pauline…

  3. Like you I adore National Parks. Let’s hope we can keep hold of them.

    • And keep adding more!!!

      • With the rate the population is increasing and the shortage of homes I worry that one day even NPs will be built on.

        • I can’t remember the details now Jude, but I have a recollection of there being a case were they wanted to take back part of one of Australia’s NPs. Of course people power stopped it.

  4. absolutely gorgeous and wonderful the read about. Thanks again for taking us with you to so many fascinating places.

  5. “The truth, The First Truth, is probably that we are all connected. Watching one another. Even the trees.” Arthur Miller

    Beautiful photos of some true ancients!

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