2nd July, 2012, United Nations: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have announced India’s Western Ghats mountain range, which is 1600 kilometer long, as a world heritage site. This mountain range has forests which is older compared to the Himalayan range.
This mountain range in Western India is one of the ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity. This forest range determines the monsoon weather pattern of India. The Western ghats begin from the Maharashtra and Gujarat border and goes through other states Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka ends at Kanyakumari in Kerala.
Portugal’s border town, Germany’s historic opera house and Chad’s 18 interlinked lakes are few sites that are included in this list. The opera house in Germany was made in 18th century.
The World Heritage Committee is responsible for the effectuation of UNESCO World Heritage Convention that defines the kind of cultural and natural that can be looked at for inscription on World Heritage List.