RAMSAR Wetland Sites

(Photo: Sangeeta Angom, Loktak Lake, Manipur)

What is RAMSAR Wetland Sites

The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands, recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value. Click to know more on Ramsar sites in India

 

RAMSAR WETLANDS SITES (Updated on February, 2019)

 

Sl. No.

Name of Site

State Location

Date of Declaration

Area 
(in Sq. km.)

1

Asthamudi Wetland

Kerala

19.8.2002

614

2

Bhitarkanika Mangroves

Orissa

19.8.2002

650

3

Bhoj Wetlands

Madhya Pradesh

19.8.2002

32.01

4

Chandertal Wetland

Himachal Pradesh

8.11.2005

0.49

5

Chilka Lake

Orissa

1.10.1981

1165

6

Deepor Beel

Assam

19.8.2002

40

7

East Calcutta Wetlands

West Bengal

19.8.2002

125

8

Harike Lake

Punjab

23.3.1990

41

9

Hokera Wetland

Jammu and Kashmir

8.11.2005

13.75

10

Kanjli Lake

Punjab

22.1.2002

1.83

11

Keoladeo Ghana NP

Rajasthan

1.10.1981

28.73

12

Kolleru Lake

Andhra Pradesh

19.8.2002

901

13

Loktak Lake

Manipur

23.3.1990

266

14

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary

Gujarat

24/09/12

120

15

Point Calimere

Tamil Nadu

19.8.2002

385

16

Pong Dam Lake

Himachal Pradesh

19.8.2002

156.62

17

Renuka Wetland

Himachal Pradesh

8.11.2005

0.2

18

Ropar Lake

Punjab

22.1.2002

13.65

19

Rudrasagar Lake

Tripura

8.11.2005

2.4

20

Sambhar Lake

Rajasthan

23.3.1990

240

21

Sasthamkotta Lake

Kerala

19.8.2002

3.73

22

Sunderbans Wetland

West Bengal

30.1.2019

4230

23

Surinsar-Mansar Lakes

Jammu and Kashmir

8.11.2005

3.5

24

Tsomoriri Lake

Jammu and Kashmir

19.8.2002

120

25

Upper Ganga River
(Brijghat to Narora Stretch)

Uttar Pradesh

8.11.2005

265.9

26

Vembanad Kol Wetland

Kerala

19.8.2002

1512.5

27

Wular Lake

Jammu & Kashmir

23.3.1990

189

 

 

Total Area (in Sq. km.)

11121.31

  (Source:  Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India)

 

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