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UNESCO defines the movement to preserve the cultural and natural heritage sites as “our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all the people of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located."
The above thoughts shared by UNESCO are today emerging as one of the key guiding principles world over in preserving natural places like Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers. Due to the protected status these places have been able to withstand the onslaught of deforestation combined with unplanned development. But the new threat of Climate Change may undo a lot of good work done over the years.
This book has been prepared to help the reader appreciate the unique outstanding universal value of this pristine landscape.