UNESCO Adds Six New Sites to World Heritage List -1

India’s second site to be inscribed at the 38th session, The Great Himalayan National Park, is located in the northern Indian State of Himachal Pradesh.

The 90,540 hectare property has Himalayan biodiversity hotspot and includes 25 forest types along with a rich assemblage of fauna species, several of which are threatened. This gives the site outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation.

Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in the Philippines also won WHC’s nod today. This sanctuary includes critically endangered trees, plants and the iconic Philippine Eagle and Philippine Cockatoo.

Denmark’s Stevns Klint, a geological site comprising a 15 km-long fossil-rich coastal cliff won inscription, It offers exceptional evidence of the impact of the Chicxulub meteorite that crashed into the planet around 65 million years ago
South China Karst got an extension. WHC inscribed it in the list in 2007.

Bialowieza Forest that runs in Belarus and Poland got an extension and new proposal for the Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bia?owie?a transboudary site on the border between Poland and Belarus, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1979.

The Wadden Sea found in Germany/Denmark is an extension of the Dutch and German Wadden Sea site, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2009. The Wadden Sea is the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world. (END)

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