Rajasthan's Menar bird village will become a wetland
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Menar village in Udaipur district, recognized as "Bird Village" after various conservation efforts, has been decided to be notified as the new wetland of Rajasthan.
This will pave the way for this rural area of Mewar region to get the status of Ramsar site.
About Menar Wetland
The two lakes of Menar village- Brahma and Dhandha host a large number of migratory birds every year.
More than 150 species of local and migratory birds reside in both the lakes during the winter season.
These include the Greater Flamingo, White-tailed Lapwing, Pelican, Marsh Harrier, Bar-headed Goose, Common Teal, Greenshank, Pintail, Wagtail, Green Sandpiper and Red-Wattled Lapwing.
Bird lovers and tourists visit this village after the arrival of migratory birds from Central Asia, Europe and Mongolia.
Presently there are two wetlands recognized as Ramsar sites in Rajasthan-
Keoladeo Ghana in Bharatpur District.
Sambhar Salt Lake in Jaipur District.
What is wetland?
Wetlands are seasonal or permanent ecosystems located in water.
These include mangroves, swamps, rivers, lakes, deltas, floodplains and floodplains, rice fields, coral reefs, marine areas (places with high tides less than 6 m) as well as man-made wetlands such as wastewater treatment ponds and Reservoir etc. are included.
More than 1 billion people depend on wetlands for subsistence and 40% of the world's species live and breed in wetlands.
30% of land-based carbon is stored in peatlands (a type of wetland).
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