Wetland of International Importance

March 13, 201913 days 760
  • Indian Sundarbans was accorded with the status of ‘Wetland of International Importance’ in the Ramsar Convention.
  • This site become 27th Ramsar Convention site of India.
  • Sundarbans encompasses hundreds of islands and a maze of rivers, rivulets and creeks, in the delta of the Rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra on the Bay of Bengal in India and Bangladesh.
  • Indian Sundarbans was already a UNESCO world heritage site and it is a home to the Royal Bengal Tiger.

  • Sundarbans Tiger Reserve is situated within the site and part of it has been declared a “critical tiger habitat” under the national law.
  • It is also a “Tiger Conservation Landscape” of global importance.

Ramsar Convention

  • Ramsar Convention was adopted in February 2, 1971.
  • It is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for international cooperation for the conservation and use of wetlands and their resources.
  • The Convention came into force in 1975.

 

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