Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

  • India is a signatory to Ramsar convention
  • Intergovernmental treaty
  • Conservation and wise use of wetlands and its resources
  • Adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar
  • Transboundary Ramsar Sites
  • Changwon declaration – ensuring human well being
  • Montreax Records
    • Loktak Lake, Manipur (largest fresh water lake in NE) –
      • Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India, and is famous for the phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matter at various stages of decomposition) floating over it.
      • Keibul Lamjao is the only floating national park in the world. It is located near Moirang in Manipur state, India. The Keibul Lamjao National Park is the last natural refuge of the endangered sangai. However, human activity has led to severe pressure on the lake ecosystem.
    • Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan

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