Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022



Explained: What are Ramsar Sites, and what is the significance of the listing?

July 28, 2022 9:15 am

With the addition of these five wetlands, the number of Ramsar Sites in India has gone up to 54, the highest for any country in South Asia.

Five new Indian wetlands get Ramsar recognition; find out what it means

August 13, 2022 10:51 am

Ramsar site is a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, an environmental treaty established by UNESCO in 1971, named after the city of 'Ramsar' in Iran

How wetlands are the nurseries of life

February 09, 2022 2:18 pm

And they really do a lot of the hard, heavy and dirty lifting in order to keep ecosystems ticking

Explained: What are Ramsar Sites, and what is the significance of the listing?

February 10, 2022 11:37 am

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has designated Khijadia Bird Sanctuary near Jamnagar in Gujarat and Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh as wetlands of international importance. What is the significance of this?

Hauz Khas, Sanjay lakes on list of 10 water bodies that may soon be notified as wetlands

December 14, 2021 7:45 am

🔴 A seven-member technical committee has recommended 10 wetlands for notification by the government.

Aghanashini estuary to be pitched for Ramsar tag

November 18, 2021 7:29 pm

Aghanashini River in central Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka originates in the Western Ghats and flows westward towards Arabian Sea and a major part of its course flows through the forested gorges and valleys.

Mumbai: Stop cycle track construction along Powai lake to save crocodiles, says wetland committee member

August 25, 2021 2:38 pm

The road will block access to the crocodiles which need to come ashore to bask and lay eggs, said Stalin D, director of NGO Vanashakti and a member of the Bombay High Court-appointed wetland committee.

BNHS to conduct study on migratory birds at wetlands in Maharashtra

July 28, 2021 8:02 am

The Mangrove Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday with BNHS for the five-year-study costing Rs 2.77 crore. The studies will take place at Nandur-Madhmeshwar Sanctuary, Gangapur Dam, Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, Hatnur Dam, Ujjani Reservoir and Visapur Dam.

Haryana forest department to recommend Sultanpur lake and Bhindawas lake for Ramsar wetland sites

January 31, 2021 2:34 am

The development came in the wake of the central government's decision to recommend 10 Indian wetlands for recognition as Ramsar site last year.