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Wetland

The land area where soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally are called Wetlands. These wetlands may be marshes, swamps, bogs etc. The water in these wetlands may be saltwater, freshwater or brackish water. It may be running or stagnant. The wetlands are most biologically diverse of all ecosystems supporting numerous plant as ..

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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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Najafgarh jheel restoration plan

Najafgarh Jheel is a transboundary wetland. It is located along the borders of Delhi and Haryana. The Najafgarh lake is under the control of Delhi. The National Green Tribunal recently directed the Haryana and Delhi governments to implement the environment management plans prepared by them. The plan aims to rejuvenate Najafgarh Jheel. Background The Najafgarh ..

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Asian Waterbird Census (AWC)

The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) is an integral part of International Waterbird Census. The international census is conducted in 143 countries. About AWC The AWC is jointly held by Wetlands International and Bombay Natural History Society. AWC is held in the month of January every year. During the census, the volunteers visit the wetlands and ..

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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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GoI nominates 2 sites to be included in World Heritage Sites List

The Government of India submitted two nomination dossiers for their inclusion in World Heritage List for the year 2020. They are as follows Dholavira: A Harappan City Monuments and Forts of Deccan Sultanate Dholavira The dholavira is an archaeological site in Gujarat. It consists of ruins of ancient Indus Valley Civilization. It is located in ..

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World Wetlands Day observed on February 2

The World Wetlands Day is observed annually on February 2 across the world. On 2 February 1971, the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar. From then, the day has been observed annually on the same date. The theme of this year’s World Wetlands Day is “Wetlands and Biodiversity”. Recently, 10 ..

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