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Ramsar Convention

Ramsar Convention is formally known as Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat. It was signed on 2 February 1971 at Ramsar in Iran. That date is celebrated as World Wetland Day now. Objectives Ramsar Convention has two fold objectives viz. Conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands; and stop the encroachment and ..

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India adds 11 more wetlands to its list of Ramsar sites

In the 75th year of Independence, India has added 11 more wetlands in the Ramsar Sites list. Thus, total number of Ramsar sites in India stands at 75, covering an area of 13 lakh 26 thousand 677 Hectare. Highlights: Four sites have been added from Tamil Nadu, three from Odisha, two from Jammu & Kashmir ..

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New Ramsar Sites in India

According to union environment ministry, 6 new wetlands from Tamil Nadu, and 1 each from Karnataka, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have received Ramsar recognition as “Wetlands of International Importance”. With the inclusion of 10, total number of Ramsar Sites stands at 64. Newly recognised sites are; Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary– It is a man-made wetland, ..

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Five new Ramsar Sites designated by India

Three wetlands from Tamil Nadu and One each from Mizoram & Madhya Pradesh have been identified under the Ramsar Convention, which is also called as “Convention on Wetlands”. Thus, India has added Five new Ramsar Wetlands Sites of international importance.  With the latest addition, total number of Ramsar Sites in India has reached to 54, ..

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World Wetlands Day 2022

Every year, the World Wetland Day is celebrated on February 2. The day is marked to increase awareness about the importance of wetlands in the world. It is celebrated on February 2 because the Convention on Wetlands was adopted on February 2, 1971 in Ramsar, Iran. It is also popularly called the Ramsar Wetland Convention. ..

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World’s highest motorable road inaugurated in Ladakh

A road connecting Leh to the Pangong Lake was inaugurated on August 31, 2021 by Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal. Highlights The stretch passing through the Kela Pass at 18,600 feet is the world’s highest motorable way. The road was constructed by 58 Engineer Regiment of the Indian Army. It will reduce the distance between ..

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Four more Indian wetlands added to Ramsar list

Four more wetlands from India have been added to the Ramsar list and have been recognized as wetlands of global importance in accordance with the Ramsar Convention. Key Points India is home to more than a dozen of threatened and near threatened bird species. Four sites that have been included are: Thol from Gujarat Wadhwana ..

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