Cold Desert (biosphere reserve)
Cold Desert Biosphere Reserve is a biosphere reserve located in the western Himalayas region, within Himachal Pradesh state in North India. Biosphere reserves are the areas of coastal ecosystems which promote the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.There are over 669 biosphere reserves around the world in over 120 countries. The ministry of environment and forest provides financial assistance to the respective state governments for conservation of landscape, biological diversity and the cultural heritage.
Cold Desert has an area of 7,770 square kilometres (1,920,000 acres).
Snow leopard's are prohibited here because of the Pin valley national parks high altitude and extreme temperature.
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