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India and the Ramsar Convention

India became a party to Ramsar Convention on 01.02.82 and so far 27 wetlands covering 15 States have been designated as Ramsar sites.

India was a member of the Standing Committee from 1999-2002

 Ramsar Sites in India

S. No. State/UT

 

S No Name of Ramsar Site Area in ha Date of Declaration
1. Andhra Pradesh 1. Kolleru 90100 19/08/02
2. Assam 2. Deepor Beel 4000 19/08/02
3. Gujarat 3. Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary 12000 24/09/12
 

4.

Himachal Pradesh 4. Pongdam 15662 19/08/02
5. Renuka 20 8/11/05
6. Chandratal 49 8/11/05
 

5.

Jammu & Kashmir 7. Wullar 18900 23/3/90
8. Tso Morari 12000 19/8/02
9. Hokersar 1375 8/11/05
10. Mansar & Surinsar 350 8/11/05
 

6.

Kerala 11. Ashtamudi 61400 19/08/02
12. Sasthamkotta 373 19/8/02
13. Vembanad kol 151250 19/8/02
7. Madhya Pradesh 14. Bhoj 3201 19/8/02
8. Manipur 15. Loktak 26600 23/3/90
 

9.

Orissa 16. Chilika 116500 1/10/81
17. Bhtarkanika 65000 19/8/02
 

10.

Punjab 18. Harike 4100 23/3/90
19. Kanjli 183 22/1/02
20.. Ropar 1365 22/1/02
 

11.

Rajasthan 21. Sambhar 24000 23/3/90
22. Keoladeo NP 2873 1/10/83
12. Tamil Nadu 23. Point Calimere 38500 19/8/02
13. Tripura 24. Rudra Sagar 240 8/11/05
14. Uttar Prdaesh. 25. Uppar Ganga 26590 8/11/05
15. West Bengal 26.

 

27.

East Kolkatta wetland

Sundarbans

12500

 

423,000

19/8/02

 

30/1/19

Total   27 sites 1056871ha

 

 

Map of Ramsar sites in India