The Ramsar Convention (formally, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance) is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands. The convention is named after Ramsar, a city in Iran; where the convention was signed in 1971.
The Ramsar Convention is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem (wetlands). Ramsar Convention is saviour of the under(water)world surely.
Currently there are a total of 2,171 Ramsar sites and number of contracting parties to the convention is 168.
Below is the list of Ramsar wetland sites in India:
Wet Land Site
|Bhoj Wetland||Madhya Pradesh|
|Chandra Taal||Himachal Pradesh|
|East Calcutta Wetlands||West Bengal|
|Hokersar Wetland||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Keoladeo National Park||Rajasthan|
|Kolleru Lake||Andhra Pradesh|
|Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary||Gujarat|
|Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary||Tamil Nadu|
|Pong Dam Lake||Himachal Pradesh|
|Renuka Wetland||Himachal Pradesh|
|Surinsar-Mansar Lakes||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Tsomoriri||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Upper Ganga River (Brijghat to Narora Stretch)||Uttar Pradesh|
|Wular Lake||Jammu and Kashmir|
Read in detail about the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands