GHNP world Heritage site – Must address community concern

The Great Himalayan national Park (GHNP) initially constituted in 1984, GHNP was formally declared a National Park in 1999, covering an area of 754.4 sq. In 1994 two major changes were made in land use around the national park. A buffer zone of 5 Km from park’s western boundary, covering 265.6 sq. Kms and including 2300 households in 160 villages, was delineated as an Ecozone. Most of the population (about 15000 – 16000 people) in the Ecozone are poor and highly dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods. But the actual area claim

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