75 Total Ramsar Sites in India. Full List

75 Total Ramsar Sites in India. In this article, we will go through the list of a total of 75 Ramsar Sites of India along with the other related information of them.

Ramsar Sites in India

The total number of Ramsar sites in India has reached to total of 75 Ramsar sites with the 11 recent wetland addition. All the 75 Ramsar sites altogether covers a total area of 13,26,677 hectares in the country on the year when India marks its 75th year of Independence.

India became one of the signatories of the Ramsar Convention on 1st Feb 1982 which was earlier taken place in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971. A total of 26 sites were added to the list of Ramsar sites from 1982 to 2013, however, 49 new wetlands were added to the list of Ramsar sites in India from 2014 to 2022 and now in 2022, a total of 28 sites have been added to the list of Ramsar sites in India.

Among the states, Tamil Nadu has a maximum no. of Ramsar sites (14 nos), followed by UP which has 10 nos. of Ramsar sites. Jammu & Kashmir has 6 Ramsar Sites and Odisha has 6 Sites.

What are Ramsar Sites?

A Ramsar site is a wetland site which has given international importance as per the ‘Ramsar Convention’. or ‘Convention on Wetlands’. It is an international established by UNESCO, a treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of Ramsar sites.  It came into force in 1975. The Ramsar convention has been given its name after the city where it took place in 1971, which is Ramsar in Iran. Giving the status of the Ramsar Site helps in the protection and management of wetlands and justified use of their resources.

As per the latest data, There are a total of 171 signatories nation to the convention and India became one of them on February 1, 1982.

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands defines wetlands as “areas of marsh, fen, peat land or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six meters.”

The mission which has been decided by the Convention is “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world”.

List of 75 Total Ramsar Sites in India

Pala wetland Mizoram

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Karnataka

Lonar Lake Maharashtra
Nandur Madhameshwar Maharashtra
Thane Creek Maharashtra

Tampara Lake Odisha
Hirakud Reservoir Odisha
Ansupa Lake Odisha
Bhitarkanika Mangroves Odisha
Chilka Lake Odisha
Satkosia Gorge Odisha

Hygam Wetland Conservation Reserve Jammu and Kashmir
Shallbugh Wetland Conservation Reserve Jammu and Kashmir
Wular Lake Jammu & Kashmir
Hokera Wetland Jammu and Kashmir
Surinsar-Mansar Lakes Jammu and Kashmir
Tsomoriri Lake Jammu and Kashmir

Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Vellode Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Vembannur Wetland Complex Tamil Nadu
Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve Tamil Nadu
Koothankulam Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Suchindram Theroor Wetland Complex Tamil Nadu
Vaduvur Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Karikili Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest Tamil Nadu
Pichavaram Mangrove Tamil Nadu

Kolleru Lake Andhra Pradesh


Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary Gujarat
Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary Gujarat
Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary Gujarat
Wadhvana Wetland Gujarat

75 Total Ramsar Sites in India

Deepor Beel Assam
Kabartal Wetland Bihar

Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary Haryana
Sultanpur National Park Haryana

Chandertal Wetland Himachal Pradesh
Pong Dam Lake Himachal Pradesh
Renuka Wetland Himachal Pradesh

Asthamudi Wetland Kerala
Sasthamkotta Lake Kerala
Vembanad Kol Wetland Kerala

Tso Kar Wetland Complex Ladakh

Bhoj Wetlands Madhya Pradesh
Sakhya Sagar Madhya Pradesh
Sirpur Wetland Madhya Pradesh
Yashwant Sagar Madhya Pradesh

Beas Conservation Reserve Punjab
Harike Lake Punjab
Kanjli Lake Punjab
Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve Punjab
Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary Punjab
Ropar Lake Punjab

Keoladeo Ghana NP Rajasthan
Sambhar Lake Rajasthan

Rudrasagar Lake Tripura

Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Haiderpur Wetland Uttar Pradesh
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Parvati Agra Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Saman Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Samaspur Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Sandi Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
Sarsai Nawar Jheel Uttar Pradesh
Sur Sarovar Uttar Pradesh
Upper Ganga River (Brijghat to Narora Stretch) Uttar Pradesh

Asan Conservation Reserve Uttarakhand


75 Total Ramsar Sites in India

East Kolkata Wetlands West Bengal
Sunderbans Wetland West Bengal

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