Mizoram : Pala Wetland Attains Ramsar Recognition; Designated As “Wetland Of International Importance” 

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Mizoram’s Pala Wetland is among five more Indian sites, which have been designated as ‘wetlands of international importance’ under the Ramsar Convention.

‘Pala Wetland’ – the renowned landmark of Mara Autonomous District Council, is surrounded by lush green woodlands, mountains and home to a range of animals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.

According to an official statement released on Tuesday, five more Indian sites, three from Tamil Nadu; and one each from Mizoram and Madhya Pradesh has been added into the concerned list, taking the number of such sites in the country to 54.

The aim of the Ramsar list is “to develop and maintain an international network of wetlands, which are important for the conservation of global biological diversity and for sustaining human life, through the maintenance of their ecosystem components, processes and benefits.”

Taking to Twitter, the Union Environment Minister – Bhupender Yadav wrote “The emphasis PM Shri @narendramodi ji has put on environmental protection and conservation has led to a marked improvement in how India treats its wetlands. Delighted to inform that 5 more Indian wetlands have got Ramsar recognition as wetlands of international importance.

Apart from Pala Wetland, the five other Indian sites include – Karikili Bird Sanctuary, Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest and Pichavaram Mangrove in Tamil Nadu, Sakhya Sagar in Madhya Pradesh.

The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. It is named after the Iranian city of Ramsar on the Caspian Sea, where the treaty was signed on February 2, 1971.

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