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Four new sites of India were added to Ramsar list as “wetlands of International importance”

Four new sites of India were added to Ramsar list as “wetlands of International importance”

Four more of India’s wetlands have been selected for the list of Ramsar sites and have received the status of “Wetland of International Importance”. the total number of Ramsar sites in India has reached 46 and the surface area covered by these sites is now 1,083,322 hectares.

The name of sites:

  • Thol (Gujarat)
  • Wadhwana (Gujarat)
  • Sultanpur (Haryana)
  • Bhindawas (Haryana)

Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary (Gujarat):

  • It lies on the Central Asian Flyway and has more than 320 bird species. it has also 30 threatened waterbird species like critically endangered White-rumped Vulture and Sociable Lapwing , and the vulnerable Sarus Crane, Common Pochard and Lesser White-fronted Goose.

Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary

  • It is the largest wetland in Haryana.
  • it is a human-made freshwater wetland.
  • The Wildlife Sanctuary has more than ten globally threatened species including the endangered Egyptian Vulture, Steppe Eagle, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, and Black-bellied Tern.

List of wetlands of international importance in india

S.N.Ramsar Sites in IndiaWhere
1.Ashtamudi WetlandKerala
2.Beas Conservation ReservePunjab
3.Bhitarkanika MangrovesOdisha
4.Bhoj WetlandsMadhya Pradesh
5.Chandra TaalHimachal Pradesh
6.Chilika LakeOdisha
7.Deepor BeelAssam
8.East Kolkata WetlandsWest Bengal
9.Harike WetlandsPunjab
10.Hokera WetlandJammu & Kashmir
11.Kanjli WetlandPunjab
12Keoladeo National ParkRajasthan
Keshopur-Miani Community ReservePunjab
Kolleru lakeAndhra Pradesh
Loktak lakeManipur
Nalsarovar Bird sanctuaryGujarat
Nandur MadhameshwarMaharashtra
Nangal Wildlife SanctuaryPunjab
Nawabganj Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
Parvati Agra Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird SanctuaryTamil Nadu
Pong Dam lakeHimachal Pradesh
Renuka lakeHimachal Pradesh
Ropar WetlandPunjab
Rudrasagar LakeTripura
Saman Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
Samaspur Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
Sambhar lake Rajasthan
Sandi Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
Sarsai Nawar JheelUttar Pradesh
Sasthamkotta lakeKerala
Surinsar- Mansar lakesJammu & Kashmir
Upper Ganga riverUttar Pradesh
Vembanad Kol WetlandKerala
Wular lakeJammu & Kashmir
Sunderban WetlandWest Bengal
Asan BarrageUttarakhand
Kanwar Lake or Kabal TaalBihar
Lonar LakeMaharashtra
Sur SarovarUttar Pradesh
Tso Kar Wetland ComplexLadakh


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