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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wetlands in India


Wetlands in India recognised as wetlands of international importance

Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value and thus list of wetlands of international importance as defined. These wetlands are selected for on account of their international significance in terms of ecology, botany, zoology, limnology or hydrology.

Following are the Wetlands in India recognised as wetlands of international importance:

   1.
      Ashtamudi Wetland, Kerala Since 19 -August -02)
   2.
      Bhitarkanika Mangroves, Orissa Since 19 -August -02)
   3.
      Bhoj Wetland, Madhya Pradesh Since 19 -August -02)
   4.
      Chandertal Wetland, Himachal Pradesh Since August -11 -05)
   5.
      Chilika Lake, Orissa Since 01 -October -81)
   6.
      Deepor Beel, Assam Since 19 -August -02)
   7.
      East Calcutta Wetlands, West Bengal Since 19 -August -02)
   8.
      Harike Lake(Harike Wetland), Punjab Since 23 -March -90)
   9.
      Hokera Wetland, Jammu and Kashmir Since 08 -November -05)
  10.
      Kanjli Wetland, Punjab Since 22 -January -02)
  11.
      Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan Since 01 -October -81)
  12.
      Kolleru Lake, Andhra Pradesh Since 19 -August -02)
  13.
      Loktak Lake, Manipur Since 23 -March -90)
  14.
      Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu Since 19 -August -02)
  15.
      Pong Dam Lake, Himachal Pradesh Since 19 -August -02)
  16.
      Renuka Wetland, Himachal Pradesh Since August -11 -05)
  17.
      Ropar Wetland, Punjab Since 22 -January -02)
  18.
      Rudrasagar Lake, Tripura Since August -11 -05)
  19.
      Sambhar Lake, Rajasthan Since 23 -March -90)
  20.
      Sasthamkotta Lake, Kerala Since 19 -August -02)
  21.
      Surinsar-Mansar Lakes, Jammu and Kashmir Since 02 -November -05)
  22.
      Tsomoriri, Jammu and Kashmir Since 19 -August -02)
  23.
      Upper Ganga River Since Brijghat to Narora Stretch), Uttar Pradesh Since 08 -Novemver -05)
  24.
      Vembanad-Kol Wetland, Kerala Since 19 -August -02)
  25.
      Wular Lake, Jammu and Kashmir Since 23 -March -90)

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