Woven in a delicate fabric of cyclical life, the plants, animals, and birds—including 24 examples found nowhere else on Earth—reside in a pristine environment forever dependent upon the Park’s preservation. From the seashore to the alpine reaches, exposed and adapted to extremes of weather and season, life in the Park beats, breathes, rises and falls in a manner and pace that is paradoxically at once unique to each species and in concert with all. Having faced the ravages of climatic upheaval and extended isolation, over millennia they’ve evolved and survived on their adaptive strength. Increasing human activity potentiates irrevocable and lethal degradation of their home. We enter as their uninvited guest requiring our unwavering deference, care and respect for what hangs so delicately in the balance.
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