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Two more Ramsar sites are added to Ramsar list as ‘wetlands of International importance’

Two more Ramsar sites are added to Ramsar list as ‘wetlands of International importance’ – Two more Ramsar sites — Khijadiya wildlife sanctuary (Gujarat) and Bakhira wildlife sanctuary (Uttar Pradesh) have been announced on the occasion of World Wetlands Day.

  • India is having 49 such sites, the highest in South Asia, covering 10,93,636 hectares.
  • In August 2021, Union Environment Ministry announced the Sultanpur National Park and Bhindawas wildlife sanctuary in Jhajjar as Ramsar sites — the first two such sites in Haryana.

List of Ramsar sites in India

Ramsar Sites in India 2022Location
Khijadia Wildlife SanctuaryGujarat
Bakhira Wildlife SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
Haiderpur WetlandUttar Pradesh
Sultanpur National ParkHaryana
Bhindawas Wildlife SanctuaryHaryana
Thol Lake Wildlife SanctuaryGujarat
Wadhvana WetlandGujarat
Ashtamudi WetlandKerala
Beas Conservation ReservePunjab
Bhitarkanika MangrovesOdisha
Bhoj WetlandsMadhya Pradesh
Chandra TaalHimachal Pradesh
Chilika LakeOdisha
Deepor BeelAssam
East Kolkata WetlandsWest Bengal
Harike WetlandsPunjab
Hokera WetlandJammu & Kashmir
Kanjli WetlandPunjab
Keoladeo 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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