Ramsar Wetland Sites in India

The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands, recognizing the basic ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value. It is named after the city of ‘Ramsar’ in Iran, where the convention was signed on 2nd February 1971. Since then, 2nd day of February, each year is celebrated as World Wetlands Day.

At present 170 nations are there as signatories. India enforced this treaty on 1st February 1982. Following is the list of Ramsar wetland sites in India.

S. No.NameStateDate of Declaration
1Kolleru LakeAndhra Pradesh19th August, 2002
2Deepor BeelAssam19th August, 2002
3Nalsarovar Bird SanctuaryGujrat24th September, 2012
4Pong Dam LakeHimachal Pradesh19th August, 2002
5Renuka WetlandHimachal Pradesh8th November, 2005
6Chandertal WetlandHimachal Pradesh8th November, 2005
Surinsar-Mansar Lakes
Jammu and Kashmir8th November, 2005
8Hokera WetlandJammu and Kashmir8th November, 2005
9Tsomoriri LakeJammu and Kashmir19th August, 2002
10Wular LakeJammu and Kashmir23rd March, 1990
11Asthamudi WetlandKerala19th August, 2002
12Sasthamkotta LakeKerala19th August, 2002
13Vembanad Kol WetlandKerala19th August, 2002
14Bhoj WetlandsMadhya Pradesh19th August, 2002
15Nandur MadhameshwarMaharashtra21st June, 2019
16Loktak LakeManipur23rd March, 1990
17Bhitarkanika MangrovesOdisha19th August, 2002
18Chilka LakeOdisha1st October, 1981
19Harike LakePunjab23rd March, 1990
20Kanjli LakePunjab22nd January, 2002
21Ropar LakePunjab22nd January, 2002
22Keshopur-Miani Community ReservePunjab26th September, 2019
23Beas Conservation ReservePunjab26th September, 2019
24Nangal Wildlife SanctuaryPunjab26th September, 2019
25Keoladeo Ghana National ParkRajasthan1st October, 1981
26Sambhar LakeRajasthan23rd March, 1990
27Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird SanctuaryTamil Nadu19th August, 2002
28Rudrasagar LakeTripura8th November, 2005
29Upper Ganga RiverUttar Pradesh8th November, 2005
30Samaspur Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh3rd October, 2019
31Saman Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh2nd December, 2019
32Nawabganj Bird
Sanctuary, Unnao
Uttar Pradesh19th September, 2019
33Parvati Agra Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh2nd December, 2019
34Sandi Bird SanctuaryUttar Pradesh26th September, 2019
35Sarsai Nawar JheelUttar Pradesh19th September, 2019
36East Calcutta WetlandsWest Bengal19th August, 2002
37Sunderbans WetlandWest Bengal30th January, 2019

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