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A Thicket Of Doubts

Karnataka resists a UNESCO heritage tag for the Western Ghats

A Thicket Of Doubts
Prashant Panjiar
A Thicket Of Doubts
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10 Sites For UNESCO Tag

Kodagu

  • Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary
  • Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary
  • Talacauvery wildlife sanctuary
  • Padinalkad reserve forest
  • Keerti reserve forest

Shimoga

  • Agumbe reserve forest
  • Balahalli reserve forest

Udupi

  • Someshwara reserve forest
  • Someshwara wildlife sanctuary

Chikmagalur

  • Kudremukh national park

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Why Karnataka’s Resisting

  • The state has belatedly rejected a UNESCO heritage status for 10 eco-sensitive sites in the Western Ghats
  • They describe UNESCO monitoring as akin to the imperial dominance of the East India Company
  • Building and mining interests seem to be influencing this stance
  • Kerala, Goa,...
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