Yaya Tso to become Ladakh’s first biodiversity heritage site

Yaya Tso to become Ladakh’s first biodiversity heritage site

Daily Current Affairs   /   Yaya Tso to become Ladakh’s first biodiversity heritage site

Change Language English Hindi

Category : State Published on: February 02 2023

Share on facebook
  • Yaya Tso, known as birds' paradise for its beautiful lake located at an altitude of 4,820 metres, has been proposed as Ladakh’s first biodiversity heritage site (BHS).
  • The Biodiversity Management Committee, Chumathang village panchayat along with the SECURE Himalaya project have resolved to do so under the Biological Diversity Act. 
  • The proposed site will cover an area of 60 sq km.
  • Yaya Tso is a nesting habitat for a large number of birds and animals, such as the bar-headed goose, black-necked crane and brahminy duck.
  • It also has the distinction of being one of the highest breeding sites of the black-necked crane in India.
Recent Post's
  • Scientist Srinivas Kulkarni awarded the 2024 Shaw Prize in astronomy for his groundbreaking contributions.

    Read More....
  • World Turtle Day was observed on May 23.

    Read More....
  • India First Life Insurance has appointed Rushabh Gandhi as its Managing Director and CEO.

    Read More....
  • Jenny Erpenbeck's novel 'Kairos' has been awarded the International Booker Prize for the year 2024.

    Read More....
  • Indian Wildlife Institute reveals over 4000 Gangetic Dolphins thriving in India's waters.

    Read More....
  • Saga Dawa Festival commemorated in Sikkim on May 23, 2024.

    Read More....
  • IOC initiates the 'Let’s Move India' campaign to encourage people to celebrate athletes at the Paris Olympics.

    Read More....
  • Sachin Sarjerao Khilari clinched the gold medal in shot put at the World Para Athletics Championships.

    Read More....
  • Norway, Spain, and Ireland are set to officially recognize Palestine as a state.

    Read More....
  • Mariyappan Thangavelu, a two-time Paralympics medallist, secured his first gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships by achieving a leap of 1.88m in the men’s T63 high jump event held in Kobe, Japan, on May 21, 2024.

    Read More....