10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites

Context India adds 10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites to make total 64 sites covering an area of 12,50,361 ha in the country. The 10 new ...
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New Ramsar Sites of India

Context India has added five more Ramsar sites, or wetlands that are of international importance, bringing the number of such ...
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Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR)

Context Andhra Pradesh Forest Department, in collaboration with conservation organisations like the Eastern Ghats Wildlife Society, has initiated a project ...
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Singalila National Park

Context The Singalila National Park, the highest protected area in West Bengal, will soon get new denizens. A zoo in ...
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Pilikula Biological Park

Context A King Cobra at the Pilikula Biological Park in Mangaluru has laid 38 eggs which were bred under artificially ...
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Udaipur’s bird village menar to be declared wetland

Context Recognised as the “bird village” following community-driven conservation efforts, Menar in Udaipur district is set to be notified as ...
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Cyclopean Wall listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Context Bihar government has sent a fresh proposal to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to get Cyclopean wall, a ...
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Neyyar and Peppara wildlife sanctuaries

Context Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) issued a draft notification to declare an Eco-Sensitive Zone ...
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Kaziranga National Park is a net carbon emitter

Context Kaziranga National Park in Assam, home to the largest-population of the one-horned rhinoceros in the world, is releasing more carbon ...
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What are Ramsar Sites?

Context On the eve of the World Wetlands Day, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands designated Khijadia Bird Sanctuary near Jamnagar in Gujarat ...
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Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

Context Recently, An endangered Fishing Cat recorded in the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary in East Godavari district. In 2002, Asia’s freshwater ...
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Basai Wetlands

Context The Basai wetlands in Gurugram has shrunk to a quarter of its original size over the years. About Basai ...
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Aravalli Biodiversity Park declared as India’s first OECM site

Context The Aravalli Biodiversity Park was declared India’s first “other effective area-based conservation measures” (OECM) site on the occasion of ...
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Two more Ramsar sites announced

Context Two new Ramsar sites — Khijadiya wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat and Bakhira wildlife sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh — were ...
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Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas

Context The Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas the famed Hoysala temples of Belur, Halebid and Somananthpura in the State has ...
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