Major wetlands in India (To go with: Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands)

September 7th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS  

India has 25 major wetlands, including four in Jammu and Kashmir, which have been accorded global recognition under the Ramsar Convention. They are:

JAMMU AND KASHMIR:

Surinsar-Mansar Lakes - 350 hectares,

Tsomoriri - 12,000 hectares,

Wular Lake - 18,900 hectares, and

Hokera Wetland - 1,375 hectares.

HIMACHAL PRADESH:

Pong Dam Lake - 15,662 hectares,

Renuka Wetland - 20 hectares, and

Chandertal Wetland - 49 hectares.

PUNJAB:

Harike Lake - 4,100 hectares,

Kanjli - 183 hectares, and

Ropar - 1,365 hectares.

KERALA:

Vembanad-Kol Wetland 151,250 hectares,

Ashtamudi Wetland - 61,400 hectares, and

Sasthamkotta Lake - 373 hectares.

ORISSA:

Chilka Lake - 116,500 hectares, and

Bhitarkanika Mangroves - 65,000 hectares.

RAJASTHAN:

Sambhar Lake - 24,000 hectares, and

Keoladeo National Park - 2,873 hectares.

MADHYA PRADESH: Bhoj Wetland - 3,201 hectares.

UTTAR PRADESH:

Upper Ganga River (Brijghat- Narora Stretch) - 26,590 hectares.

ASSAM:

Deepor Beel - 4,000 hectares.

WEST BENGAL:

East Calcutta Wetlands - 12,500 hectares.

ANDHRA PRADESH:

Kolleru Lake - 90,100 hectares.

MANIPUR:

Loktak Lake - 26,600 hectares.

TAMIL NADU:

Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary - 38,500 hectares.

TRIPURA:

Rudrasagar Lake - 240 hectares

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