The Laurisilva of Madeira is an outstanding relict of a previously widespread laurel forest type. It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest and is believed to be 90% primary forest. It contains a unique suite of plants and animals, including many endemic species such as the Madeiran long-toed pigeon.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ix||To be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.||All|
|x||To contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.||All|
|Casas Típicas de Santana||2020||11.8km||site_ao|
|Toboggan Ride from Monte to Funchal||2012||13.6km||site_ao|
|Madeira Botanical Garden||2019||15.3km||site_ao|
|Principality of Pontinha||2018||15.9km||site_ao|
|A Shrine-Like Museum Entirely Dedicated to Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo||2017||15.8km||site_ao|
|Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse||2017||25.1km||site_ao|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.