23 March 2018

#1561 India

Manas National Park or Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (Pron:ˈmʌnəs) (Assameseমানস ৰাষ্ট্ৰীয় উদ্যানManôx Rastriyô Udyan) is a national parkUNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India. Located in the Himalayan foothills, it is contiguous with the Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan. The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam roofed turtlehispid haregolden langur and pygmy hog. Manas is famous for its population of the wild water buffalo.

Gee's golden langur (Trachypithecus geei), or simply the golden langur, is an Old World monkey found in a small region of western AssamIndia and in the neighboring foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan. It is one of the most endangered primate species of India. Long considered sacred by many Himalayan people, the golden langur was first brought to the attention of the western world by the naturalist E. P. Gee in the 1950s. In a part of Bhutan, it has hybridised with the capped langur T. pileatus.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1985

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Received on: March 23, 2018

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