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| Last Updated:: 15/07/2015

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

 

Sl. No.

Name of Site

State Location

Date of Declaration

Area 
(in sq.km.)

1

Asthamudi Wetland

Kerala

19.8.2002

1860

2

Bhitarkanika Mangroves

Orissa

19.8.2002

525

3

Bhoj Wetlands

Madhya Pradesh

19.8.2002

31

4

Chandertal Wetland

Himachal Pradesh

8.11.2005

38.56

5

Chilka Lake

Orissa

1.10.1981

1140

6

Deepor Beel

Assam

19.8.2002

4.14

7

East Calcutta Wetlands

West Bengal

19.8.2002

378

8

Harike Lake

Punjab

23.3.1990

86

9

Hokera Wetland

Jammu and Kashmir

8.11.2005

13.75

10

Kanjli Lake

Punjab

22.1.2002

14.84

11

Keoladeo Ghana NP

Rajasthan

1.10.1981

28.73

12

Kolleru Lake

Andhra Pradesh

19.8.2002

673

13

Loktak Lake

Manipur

23.3.1990

945

14

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary

Gujarat

24/09/12

120

15

Point Calimere

Tamil Nadu

19.8.2002

17.26

16

Pong Dam Lake

Himachal Pradesh

19.8.2002

307.29

17

Renuka Wetland

Himachal Pradesh

8.11.2005

Not Available

18

Ropar Lake

Punjab

22.1.2002

41.36

19

Rudrasagar Lake

Tripura

8.11.2005

2.40

20

Sambhar Lake

Rajasthan

23.3.1990

736

21

Sasthamkotta Lake

Kerala

19.8.2002

11.3

22

Surinsar-Mansar Lakes

Jammu and Kashmir

8.11.2005

3.50

23

Tsomoriri Lake

Jammu and Kashmir

19.8.2002

120

24

Vembanad Kol Wetland

Kerala

19.8.2002

4583

25

Upper Ganga River
(Brijghat to Narora Stretch)

Uttar Pradesh

8.11.2005

265.90

26

Wular Lake

Jammu & Kashmir

23.3.1990

173

   

Total Area (sq. km.)

12119.03

 

 

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