Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga National Park in top 100 ‘green destination’ list

Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga National Park
Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga National Park has been selected as one of the top 100 ‘green destinations’ of the world by a network of agencies, including, Vision on Sustainable Tourism, Totem Tourism, and Green Destinations.
Dr Thomas Chandy, Principal Secretary of the Forest Environment Department told a press conference here today that an official email in this regard was received by the department today.
Kanchendzonga National Park is spread across West, North as well South districts of Sikkim.
The press meet was told that ‘Sustainable Destinations, Global Top 100’ has been created for the first time to celebrate the management efforts of the 100 most sustainable destinations on earth. The Top 100 is the result of open calls in the social media, and of a selection process by 30 international experts.
The Principal Secretary further said that a proposal to nominate Khangchendzonga National Park as a World Heritage Site under the Natural and Cultural (Mixed) landscape category has been forwarded to UNESCO.
Other destinations in the Asia Pacific that have been selected for the Top 100 are Kakadu National Park and Rottnest Island in Australia, National Parks of Bhutan, Jinshanling Great Wall and Mt Huangshan in China, the Periyar Tiger Reserve (Kerala) in India, and Flores in Indonesia.(sns)

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