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Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

New Delhi: The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the advisory body to the

PTI [ Updated: May 11, 2014 11:15 IST ]
great himalayan national park nominated for world heritage
great himalayan national park nominated for world heritage tag

New Delhi: The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status.


The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the advisory body to the UNESCO Committee on Nature, has nominated 12 natural and mixed sites from across the world for the World Heritage Status and India's GHNP is one among them.

IUCN will present its recommendations to the World Heritage Committee during its 38th meeting from June 15 to 25 in Doha, Qatar. It will also discuss the necessary action to conserve world's natural wonders in a range of debates and side events.

The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area, one of the most picturesque areas in the Western Himalayas -- well known for its exquisite floral and faunas biodiversity -- had lost the chance to get the World Heritage Site status last year.

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