Eleven more Indian wetlands have got Ramsar tag as wetlands of international importance for the conservation of global biological diversity.

This takes India’s tally of Ramsar sites to 75 covering an area of 13,26,677 ha in the 75th year of Independence. Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of Ramsar sites (14 nos), followed by UP which has 10 Ramsar sites.

The Ramsar Convention signed in Iran on February 2, 1971, is one of the vivacious inter-governmental accords signed by member countries to preserve the ecological character of their wetlands of international importance. India signed it on 1st Feb 1982.

During 1982 to 2013, a total of 26 sites were added to the list of Ramsar sites, however, during 2014 to 2022, the country has added 49 new wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites. In the year 2022 itself a total of 28 sites have been declared as Ramsar sites.

Under the convention on wetlands, an intergovernmental treaty, contracting parties....

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