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Conservation of wetlands in India

Conservation of wetlands in India

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Published by Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Wetland conservation -- India.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsIndia. Ministry of Environment and Forests.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH77, Microfiche 91/60033
      The Physical Object
      FormatMicroform
      Pagination67 p.
      Number of Pages67
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1679468M
      LC Control Number91900188

      Government of India opertionalized National Wetland Conservation Programme (NWCP) in closed collaboration with concerned State Government during the year / Under the programme wetlands (Table 1) have been identified till now by the Ministry which requires urgent conservation and management initiatives. Aim of the Scheme. For more information on wetland types, and wetland gains and losses visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Wetland Status and Trends reports.. Legal Protections of Wetlands: The first legal protection of wetlands came from President Jimmy Carter in He signed Executive Order into law requiring Federal government agencies to take steps to avoid impacts to wetland .

        Is there any specific Legal Framework in India regarding Wetlands? No, As of now there is no specific legal framework for wetland conservation, management and their wise regulatory framework for conservation and management of wetlands is being finalized to be notified under the Environment (Protection) Act, Initial attempts to prepare wetland inventory of India were made between s and early s ().As per the: Country report of Directory of Asian Wetlands (Woistencroft et al., ); and the Directory of Indian Wetlands (WWF and AWB, ), the areal spread of wetlands in India was around m , Paddy fields accounted for nearly 71% of this wetland by:

      In , an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands was signed at Ramsar. The Convention’s mission is “the conservation and wise This unique compilation of Ramsar sites in India (wetlands of international importance) arranged state-wise will help you learn faster. The Government of India should enact a wetland conservation act, on the lines of the Forest Conservation Act, But it should also consider the views of people dependent on wetlands. Millions of acres of village, semi-urban and urban wetlands are controlled by gram panchayats or city administrators.


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Conservation of wetlands in India Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book explores management and conservation of coastal wetlands,focusing on India's Chilika Lagoon, viewed as a restoration success story. Can we reverse the degradation of wetlands, and restore their ecological integrity. For Chilika, the answer is yes. It can be done, this book shows how. Buy Conservation of Wetlands: Uses of Wetlands, Riparian and Coastal Lands by Shashikant Nishant Sharma in India.

Conservation of Wetlands is a path breaking book which contains a number of illustrations and suggestions how the wetlands can be economically harnessed without substantially impairing the environmental utilities. The author has explore. The first comprehensive handbook on Indian Wetland birds, which provides information on wetland bird species from India.

Each species description comprises brief diagnostics, at least a photograph, a painting and its geographical distribution depicted in a colour map.

India is signatory to Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and has drafted Wetland conversation and management rules in but still no significant progress has been made on the conservation. Wetlands of India, estimated to be million hectares, are important repositories of aquatic biodiversity.

The diverse ecoclimatic regimes extant in the country resulted in a variety of wetland systems ranging from high altitude cold desert. vi Conservation of Wetlands in India: A Conservation of wetlands in India book • A National Wetland Conservation Act should be framed.

• Inclusion of all types of wetlands (freshwater, coastal, marshes, swamps, mangroves, waterlogged areas) in the landuse classification in the country should be done. • A National Wetland Biodiversity Register should be Size: 2MB. India is a party to the Ramsar Convention which is an international intergovernmental treaty for the conservation of wetlands.

“Wetlands are one of the safe areas for birds but what is happening to. Wetlands function as natural barriers that trap and slowly release surface water, rain, snowmelt, groundwater and flood waters.

Wetland vegetation also slow the speed of flood waters lowering flood heights and reduces soil erosion etc. Discuss the importance of Ramsar convention. Explain the scenario in India. Conclusion. rows  The State-wise list of 26 wetlands designated as Ramsar sites in India is given in.

The new rules, notified by the environment ministry, decentralise wetlands management by giving states powers to not only identify and notify wetlands within their jurisdictions but also keep a watch on prohibited activities. Seeking to protect over 2 lakh wetlands across the country, the Centre has come out with rules to identify and manage.

“Happy to inform that Ramsar has declared 10 more wetland sites from India as sites of international importance for the conservation of global. “Wetlands are also important for biodiversity conservation because some of. rows  Wetlands in India are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the Author: Raja Raja Cholan.

published in WWF-India’s Handbook of Wetland Management, publishedby Wetlands Division, WWF- India, () p 15 In view of understanding the utility of wetlands, the attempt made by the Ramsar authority as well as the strategy evolved by the scientists and other agencies are covered in this Size: 1MB.

Foote, A. Lee Pandey, Sanjeeva and Krogman, Naomi T. Processes of wetland loss in nmental Conservation, Vol. 23, Issue. 1, p. Conservation of Ecosystem Services through Participatory Management: Cases of Wetlands in West Bengal, India Paperback – June 9, by Malabika Biswas Roy (Author), Asis Mazumdar (Author), Pankaj Kumar Roy (Author) See all formats and editionsAuthor: Malabika Biswas Roy, Asis Mazumdar, Pankaj Kumar Roy.

India currently has 37 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites), with a surface area of 1, hectares. View the Sites in the Ramsar Sites Information Service. View an annotated summary of the Sites. View statistics on the Sites. The Wetland Book is a comprehensive resource aimed at supporting the trans- and multidisciplinary research and practice which is inherent to this field.

policy think-tank of Government of India) released the book Wetland Conservation Ethos, which provides an overview of wetlands, their values and functions, management approaches and role of citizens in conserving wetlands.

A poster on the world wetland day theme was also released. Wetlands International also released a. World Wetlands Day.

Celebrated every year on 2nd February, marking the date of the adoption of Convention on Wetlands in India is a party to the Convention since and committed to the Ramsar approach of wise use of wetlands.

Considered among the most productive ecosystems on the planet, wetlands account for % of India’s total geographical area.

Wetlands are defined as submerged or water saturated lands, which may be natural or artificial, inland or situated in a coastal area, permanent or temporary, having static or flowing water, vegetated or non-vegetated, which necessarily Author: Harshita Upadhyay.External links.

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, "India plans 10 new Ramsar designations in WWD ceremonies" Press release (February 2, ) WWF-India, "India highlights new Ramsar sites on World Wetlands Day" (2 February ); Conservation of wetlands of India – a review{} by S.N.

PRASAD1, T.V. RAMACHANDRA2, N. AHALYA2, T. SENGUPTA1, ALOK. India has over 7 lakh wetlands and rules for their protection; yet not one of the wetlands has been notified under domestic laws, according to environmentalist Anand Arya, a petitioner in a Supreme Court case on wetlands.

Wetlands are regulated under the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, Author: Om Marathe.