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All 49 Ramsar Sites in India – Updated List

The Ramsar Convention defines wetlands as “areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six meters.”

The Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017 define wetlands as “area of marsh, fen, peatland or water; whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six meters, but does not include river channels, paddy fields, human-made water bodies/ tanks specifically constructed for drinking water purposes and structures specifically constructed for aquaculture, salt production, recreation and irrigation purposes.”

The Ramsar convention entered into force in India on 1 February 1982. Currently, India has 49 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites). All Ramsar sites of India are with a surface area of 1,093,636 hectares.

Globally, wetlands cover 6.4 per cent of the geographical area of the world. In India, wetlands are spread over 1,52,600 square kilometres (sq km) which are about 4.63 per cent of the country. India has 49 designated wetlands spread over 10,936 sq km in 18 states and two Union Territories. It is the largest network of Ramsar Sites in South Asia. Recently, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has designated Khijadia Bird Sanctuary near Jamnagar in Gujarat and Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh as wetlands of international importance.

Sl. No.Name of SiteState Location
1Kolleru LakeAndhra Pradesh
2Deepor BeelAssam
3Kabartal WetlandBihar
4Khijadia Wildlife SanctuaryGujarat
5Nalsarovar Bird SanctuaryGujarat
6Thol Lake Wildlife SanctuaryGujarat
7Wadhvana WetlandGujarat
8Bhindawas Wildlife SanctuaryHaryana
9Sultanpur National ParkHaryana
10Chandertal WetlandHimachal Pradesh
11Pong Dam LakeHimachal Pradesh
12Renuka WetlandHimachal Pradesh
13Wular LakeJammu & Kashmir
14Hokera WetlandJammu and Kashmir
15Surinsar-Mansar LakesJammu and Kashmir
16Tsomoriri LakeJammu and Kashmir
17Asthamudi WetlandKerala
18Sasthamkotta LakeKerala
19Vembanad Kol WetlandKerala
20Tso Kar Wetland ComplexLadakh
21Bhoj WetlandsMadhya Pradesh
22Lonar LakeMaharashtra
23Nandur MadhameshwarMaharashtra
24Loktak LakeManipur
25Bhitarkanika MangrovesOrissa
26Chilka LakeOrissa
27Beas Conservation ReservePunjab
28Harike LakePunjab
29Kanjli LakePunjab
30Keshopur-Miani Community ReservePunjab
31Nangal Wildlife SanctuaryPunjab
32Ropar LakePunjab
33Keoladeo Ghana NPRajasthan
34Sambhar LakeRajasthan
35Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird SanctuaryTamil Nadu
36Rudrasagar LakeTripura
37Bakhira Wildlife SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
38Haiderpur WetlandUttar Pradesh
39Nawabganj Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
40Parvati Agra Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
41Saman Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
42Samaspur Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
43Sandi Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh
44Sarsai Nawar JheelUttar Pradesh
45Sur SarovarUttar Pradesh
46Upper Ganga River(Brijghat to Narora Stretch)Uttar Pradesh
47Asan Conservation ReserveUttarakhand
48East Kolkata WetlandsWest Bengal
49Sunderbans WetlandWest Bengal

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