India adds 10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites to make total 64 sites covering an area of 12,50,361 ha in the country. The 10 new sites include: Six (6) sites in Tamil Nadu and One (1) each in Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.
So far 64 wetlands covering an area of 12,50,361 ha have been designated as Ramsar Sites of International Importance from India, till date.
10 wetlands designated as Ramsar sites
|Name of wetland||State|
|Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary||Tamil Nadu|
|Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve||Tamil Nadu|
|Vembannur Wetland Complex||Tamil Nadu|
|Vellode Bird Sanctuary||Tamil Nadu|
|Sirpur wetland||Madhya Pradesh|
|Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary||Tamil Nadu|
|Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary||Tamil Nadu|