Recently, The Wild Ass Sanctuary of Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat has been shortlisted by UNESCO to enter in the list of World Heritage sites. The World Heritage List includes 962 sites forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
The Wild Ass Sanctuary of the Little Rann of Kutch, spread across 5000 square kilometers (approx.) is the only place on earth where the endangered Indian Wild Ass (
Equus hemionus khur), known locally as the
ghudkhar, still lives.
Apart from Wild Ass Sanctuary, Dholavaria: A Harrapan City in the Great Rann of Kutch, Rani ni Vav (Queens Step Well) in Patan and the Historic city of Ahmedabad are chosen by UNESCO for the tentative list of World Heritage Sites.