Nature & Wildlife

Himachal national park set for World Heritage tag


Countdown has begun for getting Unesco’s coveted World Heritage Natural Site tag for the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh, India’s richest biodiversity spot in the western Himalayas.

State wildlife officials say the World Heritage Committee, scheduled to meet in Doha, Qatar, June 15-25, will consider the inscription of world’s nine natural sites on the World Heritage List, including India’s lone entry — the GHNP.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Unesco’s advisory panel on nature, last year deferred “the examination of the nomination of the GHNP to allow the state to finalise the addition of Tirthan and Sainj wildlife sanctuaries (adjoining the GHNP) to the nominated property to create a single area”.

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