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Current Affair Diary 27/10/2020

Ramsar Sites

✓Recently, Kabartal Wetland (Bihar) and Asan Conservation Reserve (Uttrakhand) have been designated as Ramsar sites.

✓Now, the total number of Ramsar sites in India is 39, the highest in South Asia.

✓Kabartal Wetland

•It is also known as Kanwar Jheel.

•Location: Begusarai, Bihar.

✓Asan Conservation Reserve (ACR)

•ACR is formed by the Asan River running down to its confluence with the Yamuna River in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

•It is Uttarakhand’s first Ramsar Site.

✓Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty adopted in 1971 in Ramsar, Iran.

✓Those wetlands which are of international importance are declared as Ramsar sites.

✓The Montreux Record is a register of wetland sites on the List of Wetlands of International Importance where changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring, or are likely to occur as a result of technological developments, pollution or other human interference.

✓At present, two wetlands of India are in Montreux Record: Keoladeo National Park (Rajasthan) and Loktak Lake (Manipur).

✓Chilika Lake (Odisha) was placed in the record but later removed from it.


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