The Great Himalayan National Park now a Unesco World Heritage Site

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh was accorded the Unesco World Heritage Site status on Monday by the Unesco World Heritage Site Committee at Doha in Qatar granted the status to the park under the criteria of exceptional natural beauty and conservation of biological diversity. Home to a number of threatened species, providing them with habitats critical to their survival, GHNP supports self-sustaining populations of near-threatened, vulnerable and endangered species like leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Royle’s Vole, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan serow, Himalayan goral, Himalayan musk deer, western tragopan and cheer pheasant. The endangered snow leopard and the critically endangered Red-headed vulture are also present. ~ The Hindu

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