10 more Indian wetlands sites get Ramsar tag, number rises to 64

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India has recognized 10 more Ramsar sites or wetlands of international importance, taking the number of such sites to 64.

Important facts

  • Ramsar sites covering area in the country has become 12,50,361 ha now.

  • The 10 new sites include - six sites in Tamil Nadu and one each in Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.

  • Designating these sites will help in conservation and management of wetlands and wise use of their resources.

10 wetlands designated as Ramsar sites

  1. Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)

  2. Satkosia Gorge (Odisha)

  3. Nanda Lake (Goa)

  4. Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve (Tamil Nadu)

  5. Ranganathituu BS (Karnataka)

  6. Vembannur Wetland Complex (Tamil Nadu)

  7. Vellode Bird Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)

  8. Sirpur wetland (Madhya Pradesh)

  9. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)

  10. Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)

Kindly see 26 July post also

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