3 more wetlands in Odisha get Ramsar recognition

Bhubaneswar: Three more wetlands in Odisha received Ramsar recognition as wetlands of international importance.

These three wetlands include Tampara Lake in Ganjam district, Hirakud Reservoir in Sambalpur district and Ansupa Lake in Cuttack district. They are among 11 more Indian wetlands designated as Ramsar sites.

Union Cabinet Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav, informed it in a tweet today.

Recently, the Centre had added 10 more wetlands including Satkosia Gorge in Odisha as Ramsar sites.

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With inclusion of 11 more wetlands, tally of Ramsar sites rose to 75 so far.

Ramsar site is a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, an environmental treaty established by UNESCO in 1971, named after the city of ‘Ramsar’ in Iran.

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