Congratulations Himachal !India has nominated the Great

Congratulations Himachal !


India has nominated the Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh as candidates for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site status this year. The World Heritage Committee, which will convene in Doha, Qatar, in June, will review the nomination and take a final decision.

The Great Himalayan National Park is a natural site spread over an area of 754 square kilometres. It is located on the western part of the Himalayan Mountains in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, and is known for its biodiversity. The park has more than 25 forest types, 800 kinds of plants and is home to more than 180 bird species.

Conferring the World Heritage status is a three-step process. Countries first create an inventory of potential monuments and natural sites and include them in the Tentative List. From this, they select a few sites and nominate them for final inscription, every year. UNESCO appoints advisory committees to evaluate the nominations.

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