Two new Indian sites added to Ramsar list as ‘wetlands of International importance’
- On the occasion of World Wetlands Day 2022 on 2nd February, Government of India added two new Ramsar sites. These are:
- Khijadiya wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat and
- Bakhira wildlife sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh
- With this, the total network of Ramsar sites in India has increased to 49, covering an area of 10,93,636 hectares, the highest in South Asia.
- Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance as per UNESCO’s 1971 Convention on Wetlands held in Ramsar, Iran.
Points to Remember:
- Name of the two new sites added to Ramsar list in February 2022?
- Remember the location of the two sites
- Total Ramsar sites in India
Source: The Indian Express