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India adds 10 more wetlands designated Ramsar sites to make total 64 sites

by IP Staff
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

NEW DELHI: India adds 10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites to make total 64 sites covering an area of 12,50,361 ha in the country. The 10 new sites include:  Six (6) sites in Tamil Nadu and One (1) each in Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. Designation of these sites would help in conservation and management of wetlands and wise use of their resources.

India is one of the Contracting Parties to Ramsar Convention, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. India signed it on 1st Feb 1982. So far 64 wetlands covering an area of 12,50,361 ha have been designated as Ramsar Sites of International Importance from India, till date.   

10 wetlands designated as Ramsar sites

S.NoName of wetlandArea in HaStateDate of DesignationPage No.
 Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary72.04Tamil Nadu08-11-20212-3
 Satkosia Gorge98196.72Odisha12-10-20214-5
 Nanda Lake42.01Goa08-06-20226-7
 Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve52671.88Tamil Nadu08-04-20228-9
 Ranganathituu BS517.70Karnataka15-02-202210-11
 Vembannur Wetland Complex19.75Tamil Nadu08-04-202212-13
 Vellode Bird Sanctuary77.19Tamil Nadu08-04-202214-15
 Sirpur wetland161 Madhya Pradesh07-01-202216-17
 Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary40.35Tamil Nadu08-04-202218-19
 Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary43.77Tamil Nadu08-04-202220-21
 Total area of 10 wetlands1,51,842.41   
 TOTAL area of 64 Ramsar Sites in India (After designation of 10 more sites as above)12,50,361   

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