Yaya Tso to become Ladakh’s first biodiversity heritage site

Source: The post is based on the article “Yaya Tso to become Ladakh’s first biodiversity heritage site” published in Livemint on 2nd February 2023.

What is the News?

Yaya Tso has been proposed as Ladakh’s first biodiversity heritage site(BHS).

What is Yaya Tso?

Yaya Tso is located in Ladakh. It is known as a birds’ paradise for its beautiful lake located at an altitude of 4,820 metres.

The lake could be reached from Mahe monastery on the way to Tsomoriri lake after driving up to the nunnery and then crossing a small mountain pass.

Significance: It 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.

What is a Biodiversity Heritage Site(BHS)?

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