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Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks

India
Factors affecting the property in 1997*
  • Illegal activities
  • Subsistence wild plant collection
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1997
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1997**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1997

The Director of the Nanda Devi National Park of India presented a report on the state of conservation of this World Heritage Area at the Meeting of the South Asian World Natural Heritage Site Managers, held in New Delhi and Keoladeo National Park, during 16-19 January, 1997. Nanda Devi National Park is located in a very remote area, and due to difficulty of access, remains well protected. There are no major threats to the Park; a certain amount of illegal collection of medicinal plants and herbs has been recorded. No visitors are allowed to the Park; some mountaineering groups have in recent times expressed an interest in organizing expeditions to the area. Allowing a certain amount of visitation may enable the presentation of this World Heritage Area to the general public and may generate income for the benefit of local people.

Action Required

The Bureau takes note of the high level of protection afforded to Nanda Devi National Park and requests the State Party to consider undertaking a feasibility study for specialized (mountaineering) tourism development in the Park.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1997
21 BUR IV.B.24
Nanda Devi National Park (India)

The Bureau was informed that this Park is located in a very remote area, and due to difficulty of access, remains well protected. There are no major threats to the Park; a certain amount of illegal collection of medicinal plants and herbs has been recorded. No visitors are allowed to the Park; some mountaineering groups have in recent times expressed an interest in organizing expeditions to the area. Allowing a certain amount of visitation may facilitate the presentation of this World Heritage Area to the general public and may generate income for the benefit of local people as well. Hence, the Bureau, while taking note of the high level of protection afforded to Nanda Devi National Park, invited Indian authorities to consider undertaking a feasibility study for specialized (mountaineering) tourism development in the Park.

Report year: 1997
India
Date of Inscription: 1988
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 21COM (1997)
Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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