Ramsar Wetlands of India

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  • A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally such that it takes the characteristics of a different ecosystem. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants
  • They are water bodies but also include land. They are freshwater, brackish or saline, inland or coastal, seasonal or permanent, natural or man-made they may include mangroves, (peat) swamps and marshes, rivers, lakes, floodplains and flooded forests, rice-fields, and even coral reefs.                    

                           Ramsar Wetlands of India

SI. Name of wetland State Status
1 Asthamudi Wetland Kerala Coastal,Estuarine
2 Bhitarkanika Mangroves Orissa Coastal
3 Bhoj Wetland MP Freshwater,Reservoir
4 Chilika Lake Orissa Coastel
5 Harike Lake Punjab Freshwater
6 Hokera Wetland J&K  
7 Kanjli Lake Punjab Freshwater,Reservoir
8 Keoladeo National Park Rajasthan Freshwater
9 Kolleru Lake AP Freshwater
10 Loktak Lake Manipur Freshwater lake
11 Point Calimere Wetlnds Tamil Naidu Coastal
12 Pong Dam Lake HP Fresh Wetland,Reservoir
13 Rudrasagar Lake Tripura  
14 Sambhar Lake Rajastahan Salt Lake
15 Tsomoriri Lake J&K Freshwater Brackish Lake
16 Upper Ganga River UP  
17 Vembanad-KOI Wetland Kerala Estuarine,Backwaters
18 Wular Like J&K Freshwater

 

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