Mongolia’s Khuvsgul lake added to UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves

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Recently Mongolia's Khuvsgul Lakes National Park has been included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO.

  • The decision was taken during the 34th session of the International Coordinating Council of Men and Biosphere Program in Paris, France.

  • The Man and Biosphere Program is an intergovernmental scientific programme. It was established by UNESCO in the early 1970s.

  • The primary objective of this program is to establish a scientific basis for enhancing the relationship between people and their environment.

  • About Khuvsgul Lake 

  • Khuvsgul Lake is located in the northern Mongolian province of Khuvsgul near the Russian border.

  • It is the source of 70% of Mongolia's fresh water and is situated at an altitude of about 1645 m above sea level which is 135 km long and 262 m deep lake.

  • It is the second largest lake in Mongolia in terms of area.

  • This lake is located about 200 km west of Lake Baikal.

  • According to the ministry, a total of nine sites from Mongolia have been registered in the network so far.

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