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10 more wetlands announced under Ramsar Convention. Sites of “International importance”. Total number of Ramsar sites in India increased to 37. Till Dec 2019 India had 27 sites.

  • To develop and sustain a network of wetlands.

  • Maintain components of ecosystem and processes.

  • Wetlands declared are protected under strict guidelines of the convention.

  • Altogether there are more than 2,300 Ramsar Sites globally.

Ramsar Sites in India

Ramsar Sites in India

Ramsar Sites in India

New Ramsar Sites

  • Saman Bird Sanctuary (Bhogav, Manipuri District, Etawah, UP)

  • Samaspur Bird Sanctuary (Raebareli District, UP)

  • Sandi bird Sanctuary (Hardoi District, UP)

  • Sarsai Nawar Lake (Etawah District, UP)

  • Parvati Agra Bird Sanctuary (Gonda District, Uttar Pradesh)

  • Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary (Unnao District, Uttar Pradesh)

  • Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary (Roopnagar District near Sutlej River, Punjab)

  • Beas Conservation Reserve (Punjab)

  • Nandur Madhameshwar Bird Sanctuary (Nashik District, Maharashtra)

  • Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve (Gurdaspur District, Punjab)

Importance of Wetlands

  • Provides a wide range of important resources.

  • Ecosystem benefits such as food, water, fibre, groundwater recharging, water purification, climate regulation, erosion control etc.

  • Source of freshwater.

  • Helps in recharging groundwater.

Pronged Strategies (MoEFCC)

  • Wetland health cards.

  • Wetland Mitras.

  • Baseline data preparation.

  • Targeted integrated management plans.

Wetland Conservation

Wetland Conservation

Wetland Conservation

The Ramsar Convention

  • Signed on 2 Feb 1971.

  • Location is Ramsar (Iran).

  • Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat.

  • An international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.

The Ramsar Convention

The Ramsar Convention

The Ramsar Convention

International Organization Partners (IOPs)

  • Birdlife International.

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

  • Wetlands International.

  • WWF International.

  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT).

- Published/Last Modified on: May 13, 2020

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