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

Govt to rope in Wildlife Institute of India to get the coveted status

The government will approach the Wildlife Institute of India to help identify the outstanding universal value of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Kullu to pave the way for the bestowing of the world heritage status on it.

The IPCC in its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) described the Himalayan Region as data-deficient in terms of climate monitoring. This is a serious impediment to global research initiatives and thus necessitates long-term ecological monitoring (LTEM) across the Himalaya. Being governed by low temperature conditions, the high-altitude regions in Himalaya are more responsive to changing environmental conditions and hence serve as better indicators.