Ladakh’s Tso Kar Wetland Complex now a Wetland of International Importance

Context India has added Tso Kar Wetland Complex in Ladakh as its 42nd Ramsar site, which is a second one in the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh. About Tso Kar…

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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary-‘Mini Kaziranga’

Context Too many cattle are robbing the one-horned rhinos of Assam’s Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, referred to as ‘Mini Kaziranga’ for similar features, of their nutritious food. One of the factors…

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World Heritage Irrigation Structure Sites

Context Recently, Four sites in India have received the World Heritage Irrigation Structure Sites tag this year. Key Details The sites are Cumbum Tank, Kurnool-Cuddapah Canal, Porumamilla Tank (Anantharaja Sagaram)…

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UNESCO declares Panna Tiger Reserve a biosphere reserve

Context Recently, Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh (MP) was included in the global network of biosphere reserves by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Key…

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Tristan da Cunha: Atlantic Ocean’s largest protected marine reserve

Context The isolated UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha, which is home to the world’s most remote human settlement, declared the largest fully protected marine reserves in the Atlantic…

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Nandur Madhameshwar Wetland is now Maharashtra’s first Ramsar sites

Context The International Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has declared Nandur Madhameshwar Wetland in Niphad tahsil of Nashik district as Ramsar wetland. This is the first wetland in the state and…

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Sur Sarovar declared as 40th Ramsar Site of India

Context The Sur Sarovar, a bird haven in Agra (UP) got the designation as a ‘Ramsar sites’, getting the highest level of protection.  Read Now: Lonar lake declared as 41st…

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Lonar lake declared as 41st Ramsar site of India

Context Recently, Buldhana district's Lonar lake has been declared a Ramsar site, a conservation status conferred by International Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It has been declared as the 41st place…

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[Protected Areas in News] Eravikulam National Park Landslides

Context Recently, landslides have been reported at the Nayamakkad tea estate at Pettimudy which is located about 30 km from Munnar, adjacent to the Eravikulam National Park (ENP), Kerala. Back to…

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Protected Areas in News: Rajaji National Park

Context Recently, a clash took place between Van Gujjars and the Uttarakhand forest officials in the Rajaji National Park. Back to Basics About Van Gujjars: forest-dwelling nomadic communities in the country.…

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