India adds 10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites to make total 64 sites

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By Newsdesk August 3, 2022 19:50

India adds 10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites to make total 64 sites


New Delhi, Aug 03 India adds 10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites to make total 64 sites covering an area of 12,50,361 ha in the country. The 10 new sites include:  Six (6) sites in Tamil Nadu andOne (1) each in Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. Designation of these sites would help in conservation and management of wetlands and wise use of their resources.

India is one of the Contracting Parties to Ramsar Convention, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. India signed it on 1st Feb 1982. So far 64 wetlands covering an area of 12,50,361 ha have been designated as Ramsar Sites of International Importance from India, till date.  

10 wetlands designated as Ramsar sites

S.No Name of wetland Area in Ha State Date of Designation Page No.
Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary 72.04 Tamil Nadu 08-11-2021 2-3
Satkosia Gorge 98196.72 Odisha 12-10-2021 4-5
Nanda Lake 42.01 Goa 08-06-2022 6-7
Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve 52671.88 Tamil Nadu 08-04-2022 8-9
Ranganathituu BS 517.70 Karnataka 15-02-2022 10-11
Vembannur Wetland Complex 19.75 Tamil Nadu 08-04-2022 12-13
Vellode Bird Sanctuary 77.19 Tamil Nadu 08-04-2022 14-15
Sirpur wetland 161  Madhya Pradesh 07-01-2022 16-17
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary 40.35 Tamil Nadu 08-04-2022 18-19
Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary 43.77 Tamil Nadu 08-04-2022 20-21
  Total area of 10 wetlands 1,51,842.41      
  TOTAL area of 64 Ramsar Sites in India (After designation of 10 more sites as above) 12,50,361      
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By Newsdesk August 3, 2022 19:50