Wetlands of India Current Affairs, GK & News

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 ..




Pallikaranai Marshlands to be opened to the public

The Pallikaranai wetland is one of the last few surviving wetlands of South India and the only marshland ecosystem in Tamil Nadu’s Cennai city. The state forest department has announced plans to open this up for the public. It is in line with the plans to revive and rejuvenate the wetland. It also includes the ..


Odisha Wetland Authority approves implementation of an integrated management plan for Chilika

The Odisha Wetland Authority has recently approved implementation of an integrated management plan for Chilika (India’s largest brackish water lagoon), and Ansupa (State’s largest freshwater lake). The plan for Chilika & Ansupa will cost Rs 180 crore. The 5-year management of lakes is intended at strengthening livelihood of thousands of fishermen relying on the two ..


Punjab declares Indus river dolphin as state’s aquatic animal

Punjab has recently declared the endangered Indus river dolphin as the state’s aquatic animal. The decision was recently taken at a meeting of the state board for wildlife chaired by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Indus Dolphin is an endangered freshwater aquatic mammal found only in Indian and Pakistan in the Beas river. These are ..


Bhitarkanika National Park largest habitat of endangered estuarine crocodiles in India

The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) of Odisha has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in India with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it. Recently, the enumerators have spotted 101 nests of crocodile in Kanika, Gahirmatha, Mahakalapada and Rajnagar wildlife forest range divisions under the park. As per the ..


Om Parkash Dhankhar committee constituted by Haryana government to find solution to polluted water flowing in Yamuna river

The Haryana government will constitute a committee to find a solution to polluted water flowing in Yamuna river affecting the four districts of the state. The committee, led by State Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Om Parkash Dhankhar, will discuss the issue with the Delhi government and the Centre. It was announced by the Chief ..