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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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Second Wave of Bird Flu in Himachal Pradesh

In January 2021, Bird Flu was confirmed among the migratory water birds at Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary. The disease then killed more than 5,000 birds. It was contained in February 2021. However, it has resurfaced since late March. What is the issue? Recently, around 99 birds were found dead at Pong Dam Lake. The ..

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ZSI: Sunderbans is home to 428 species of birds

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) recently published the “Birds of the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve” in which ZSI highlighted that the Indian Sunderbans is home to 428 species of birds. About Indian Sunderbans It is a mangrove area in the Delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna in the Bay of Bengal. It ..

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Ladakh’s Tso Kar Wetland Complex- India’s 42nd Ramsar site

India recently added the Tso Kar Wetland Complex as its forty-second Ramsar site. This is the second Ramsar site in the Union Territory of Ladakh. About Tso Kar The Tso Kar Basin is located in a high-altitude wetland complex. It consists of two main waterbodies Startsapuk Tso and Tso Kar. The Startsapuk Tso is a ..

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Lonar Lake and Sur Sarovar Lake added to Ramsar site

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently announced that the Lonar Lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar lake in Uttar Pradesh have been added to the Ramsar sites. The Lonar lake is the only crater lake in the country. The Sur Sarovar lake is also called the Keetham lake. Lonar Lake It was ..

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