Q. Which of the following is considered as the “forest of world heritage”?
Explanation: UNESCO World Heritage Forests:
- Forests are some of the most biodiversity-rich habitats on Earth.
- These forests play a crucial role in climate regulation by absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) and are considered as one of the most cost-effective forms of climate action.
- As of today, more than 200 World Heritage sites harbor unique forest ecosystems.
- Ranging in size from 18 hectares (Vallée de Mai, Seychelles), to more than 5 million hectares (Central Amazon Conservation Complex, Brazil), World Heritage forest sites now have a total surface area of over 69 million hectares (roughly twice the size of Germany).
- Sundarbans lie in Ganga Brahmaputra delta. They are one of the largest mangrove forests in the world. It was designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.