Opposing declaration of a sensitive zone within 10 km radius of Binsar sanctuary, residents of villages surrounding the sanctuary today demonstrated at the sanctuary’s gate.

Binsar is a wildlife and forest sanctuary in Uttarakhand. It was declared a sanctuary decades ago, and as a result it is unscarred by development today. There are only five houses inside, each of which was built by the British more than a century ago. There is no electricity; water has to be carefully

The unique assemblages of flora and fauna in the Himalayan region make it one of the most important biodiversity hotspots on the Indian subcontinent. Seventy-five protected areas (PAs) encompassing 9.48% of the region have been created to conserve this biodiversity and the fragile Himalayan landscape.