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WII gets new building for centre for mgmt of world's natural heritage

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A new building of a centre for management of world's natural heritage, which will cater to the capacity-building needs of the region, was today inaugurated by Union at the Wildlife Institute of (WII) in Dehradun.

"This is the first centre to be established for mgmt. & trg in the field of natural heritage in the world. @moefcc," he tweeted.

The Centre for World Natural Heritage Management and Training for and the Pacific Region will cater to capacity-building needs of Pacific, the said.

The Ministry of Environment, (MoEFCC), in association with UNESCO, has established the cntre as a UNESCO Category 2 Centre.

"This is for the first time an existing institute has been accorded the recognition of Category 2 Centre by the #UNESCO. Pacific has 227 world heritage properties, of which 32 are in India," Vardhan tweeted.

Of the world heritage properties, 59 are natural sites.

Among the 32 properties in India, seven are natural heritages sites Kaziranga National Park, Keoladeo National Park, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Sunderban National Park, Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, Western Ghats (39 sites comprising forests, national parks and sanctuaries) and Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 00:35 IST