What is Ramsar Sites (Wetlands)?
A wetland is a place where the land is covered by water. Marshes, ponds, the edge of a lake or ocean, the delta at the mouth of a river, low-lying areas that frequently flood- all of these are wetlands.
Wetlands of international importance are also known as Ramsar sites.World Wetland's Day is celebrated on 2nd February each year.
At the centre of the Ramsar philosophy is the “wise use” of wetlands. Wise use means Maintenance of ecological character within the context of sustainable development.
Why Wetlands are known as Ramsar Sites?
Ramsar is a city in Iran. In 1971, an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands was signed at Ramsar. The Convention’s mission is “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world”
List of Ramsar Sites in India
|1.||Koleru Lake||Andhra pradesh|
|3.||Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary||Gujarat|
|4.||Chandertal Wetland||Himachal Pradesh|
|5.||Pong Dam Lake||Himachal Pradesh|
|6.||Renuka Wetland||Himachal Pradesh|
|7.||Hokera Wetland||Jammu & Kashmir|
|8.||Surinsar-Mansar Lakes||Jammu & Kashmir|
|9.||Tsomoriri ||Jammu & Kashmir|
|10.||Wular Lake||Jammu & Kashmir|
|14.||Bhoj Wetland||Madhya pradesh|
|22.||Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve||Punjab|
|23.||Nangal wildlife Sanctuary||Punjab|
|24.||Beas Conservation Reserve||Punjab|
|26.||Keoladeo National Park||Rajasthan|
|27.||Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary||Tamil Nadu|
|29.||Upper Ganga River (Brijghat to Narora Stretch)||Uttar Pradesh|
|30.||Saman Bird Sanctuary||Uttar Pradesh|
|31.||Samaspur Bird Sanctuary||Uttar Pradesh|
|32.||Sandi Bird Sanctuary||Uttar Pradesh|
|33.||Sarsai Nawar Jheel||Uttar Pradesh|
|34.||Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary||Uttar Pradesh|
|35.||Parvati agra Bird Sanctuary||Uttar Pradesh|
|36.||East Calcutta Wetlands||West Bengal|
|37.||Sunderban Wetlands||West Bengal|