Five New Ramsar Sites in India

India has designated five new Ramsar wetlands for International importance. Now including these five sites, the total number of Ramsar Wetland Sites in India is increased from 49 to 54.

Out of these 5 Ramsar Sites, three wetlands are in Tamil Nadu, one in Mizoram, and the other in Madhya Pradesh.

Name of the five new Ramsar Sites are:

  1. Karaikal Bird Sanctuary: Tamil Nadu
    • This bird sanctuary is situated in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. More than a hundred species of bird resided here.
  2. Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest: Tamil Nadu
    • It is a freshwater marsh in the city of Chennai. The wetland site is situated adjacent to the Bay of Bengal.
  3. Pichavaram Mangrove: Tamil Nadu
    • This site is one of the largest mangrove forests. Approx  180 species are recorded here. It is located in the Vellar estuary in the North and Coleroon estuary in the South.
    • The site is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a sand bar.
  4. Pala Wetland or Palak wetland: Mizoram
    • Pala Wetland is the largest lake in Mizoram located near Phura Village in the Saiha district.
    • Local people call the lake Pala Tipa.
  5. Sakhya Sagar Wetland: Madhya Pradesh
    • Sakhya Sagar Wetland is located in Shivpuri district under the border of Madhav wildlife reserve, Madhya Pradesh.

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