Ten New RAMSAR Sites of India

India added 10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites. These sites include six sites in Tamil Nadu, one each in Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha.

As there were 54 Ramsar sites earlier in India, by adding these sites, the total number of Ramsar sites in India increased to 64 covering an area of 12,50,361 ha in the country.

Designation of these sites would help in the conservation and management of the wetlands and wise use of their resources.

Insights of Indian Ramsar sites connection:

Name of 10 new wetlands with state designates as Ramsar sites:

S.No Name of Wetland State Area in Ha
1 Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary

Man-made wetland

Tamil Nadu 72.04
2 Satkosia Gorge

The gorge Satkisia is over Mahanadi in Odisha.

It is the meeting point of two biogeographic regions of India; the Deccan Peninsula and the Eastern Ghats, contributing to immense biodiversity.

Odisha 98196.72
3 Nanda Lake

It is considered to be critically significant for its ecosystem services and biodiversity values for the local communities and society at large.

The majority of the area is intermittent freshwater marshes that lie adjacent to one of the major rivulets of the Zauri River.

Goa 42.01
4 Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve

It is the first Marine Biosphere reserve in South East Asia.

Tamil Nadu 53671.88
5 Ranganathituu BS Karnataka 517.70
6 Vembannur Wetland Complex Tamil Nadu 19.75
7 Vellode bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu 77.19
8 Sirpur wetland

It is a significant historical wetland situated in Indore, M.P

It is an important nesting place for terrestrial and aquatic migratory and residential birds.

Madhya Pradesh 161
9 Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

This site is also recognized internationally as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA)

It belongs to Coromandel Coast biotic province

Tamil Nadu 40.35
10 Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary

It is one of the important breeding sites for the Darter, & Eurasian spoonbill.

Tamil Nadu 43.77


RAMSAR- Wetland Sites in India


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