Islamabad: The Ministry for Climate Change is working to develop a comprehensive initiative aimed at the promotion of eco-tourism in the world’s first high altitude Nature Corridor – which is 10,000 ft above sea level and spreads from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), according to news sources.
As per the details shared, the said natural corridor comprises Himalaya National Park, Nanga Parbat National Park and another national park spanning 4,000 sq km that’s being developed in AJK, and is already declared a protected area.
Owing to rich high-altitude biodiversity, the nature corridor offers unique ecological areas that are bound to attract both local and foreign tourists. The project will also offer adventure tourism as there are migration and displacement areas for the wildlife to develop habitats as per the altering weather and ecological conditions.
An official revealed that the local communities are being made aware of how protecting these areas from environmental degradation will promote tourism and create livelihood opportunities.