Question of The Day20-08-2021

Recently, four new wetlands in India have been added to the Ramsar list. As of August 2021, how many Ramsar sites are there in India?

Answer

Correct Answer : c ) 46

Explanation :

Recently, four new sites have been recognised as the wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, which are:

  • Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat
  • Wadhvana Wetland in Gujarat
  • Sultanpur National Park in Gurugram, Haryana
  • Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary in Jhajjar district of Haryana

As of August 2021, the total number of Ramsar sites has been increased to 46 in the country.

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was adopted on 2 February 1971 as an intergovernmental treaty in the Iranian city of Ramsar. On 1 February 1982, it came into force for India, and all the important wetlands are declared as Ramsar sites.

Hence, option (c) is correct.

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