UNESCO Shortlisted the Western Ghats for Inclusion in the World Heritage List

International/ World Current Affairs 2011. The UNESCO shortlisted Western Ghats for inclusion in the World heritage List. This will help in protecting this biodiversity rich area from land-use change and other development activities

Created On: May 25, 2011 12:00 ISTModified On: May 25, 2011 12:07 IST

The UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) on 18 May 2011 shortlisted Western Ghats for inclusion in the World heritage List. This will help in protecting this biodiversity rich area from land-use change and other development activities.

The UNESCO shortlist comprised four sites in Maharashtra (Sahyadri)- Kas Plateau, Radhanagri wildlife sanctuary, Chandoli national park, Koyna wildlife sanctuary. The other sites which are shortlisted by UNESCO are spread across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra.

The Western ghats are hill ranges running parellel to the south-west coast of peninsular India.

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