Haiderpur Wetlands: de-watering impacting the endangered species!

haiderpur wetland conservation

According to Ramsar sites, Haiderpur wetland is a human-made wetland that was formed in 1984 by the construction of the Madhya Ganga Barrage on a floodplain of the River Ganga. This wetland is located inside the boundaries of Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary. Biodiversity This wetland is the habitat of more than 15 globally threatened species. Furthermore, … Read more

Amrit Dharohar scheme, and the state of Indian wetlands

wetlands of India Amrit Dharohar

Amrit Dharohar Scheme: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) defines wetlands as, “submerged or water saturated lands, both natural and man-made, permanent or temporary with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not … Read more

Deteriorating Ramsar wetlands in Northeast India impacting lives

Deteriorating Ramsar wetlands in Northeast India

There are three Ramsar sites in three out of the eight states in the northeast of India. These include Deepor Beel in Assam, Loktak Lake in Manipur, and Rudrasagar Lake in Tripura. Wetlands support a wide range of wildlife and microorganisms. They also benefit people with water purification, groundwater replenishment, storm protection, flood control, water … Read more

How are ‘Ramsar sites’ important to conserving wetlands?

ramsar sites important to conserve wetlands

With India adding 11 more wetlands in its 75th year of independence, the total number of Ramsar sites has reached 75 as reported by the Press Information Bureau of India on the 13th of August. The Ramsar sites of India cover an area of 13,26,667 ha. Bhupendra Yadav, Union Cabinet Minister for Environment, Forest & … Read more