Two Wetlands in India added as Ramsar Sites

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05 Jan 2021 by Admin

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat is a treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of such sites. It is named after Ramsar, the Iranian city where the treaty was signed in 1971, and places are chosen for conservation under it are given the tag ‘Ramsar site.’ India has 41 wetlands, the highest in South Asia, with two more added to the list of recognized sites of international importance under the treaty of the Ramsar Convention. The Lonar Lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar, also known as Keetham lake, in Agra, have been added to the list of recognized Ramsar sites. 

Ramsar Wetlands Lonar lake Sur Sarovar