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Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga biosphere reserve added to UNESCO list-Details, Highlights

 

 

Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga biosphere reserve added to UNESCO list-Details, Highlights

India’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, one of the highest ecosystems in the world, has been added to UNESCO's list of World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WNBR).

The Khangchendzonga reserve will be India's 11th internationally designated WNBR.

The reserve includes a range of ecoclines varying from subtropical to arctic, as well as vast natural forests in different biomes that support an immensely rich diversity of forest types and habitats resulting in high species diversity and endemism.

With its inclusion in the WNBR list, the reserve joins other Indian biospheres such as Nandadevi, Simlipal, Sunderbans, and Nilgiri.

Sikkim (India)

Admission to Union: 16 May 1975

Capital: Gangtok

Largest City: Gangtok 

Official Language: English 

District: 4

Governor: Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil 

Chief Minister: Pawan Chamling (SDF)

 

 


 

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