RAMSAR SITES IN INDIA

RELEVANCE – UPSC GS PRELIMS

PRACTICE QUESTIONS

First go through the text (given after the questions) and then attempt the questions.

QUES 1 . Which of the following wetland sites is presently  included in Montreux Record?

1 . Bhitarkanika Mangroves

2 . Keoladeo National Park

3 . Harike Lake

4 . Loktak Lake

5 . Chilika Lake 

code:

a . 3 , 4 & 5

b . 2 & 4

c . 2 , 4 & 5

d . 1 , 2 & 4

Answer – b

QUES 2 . Which of the following pairs is incorrectly matched?

a . Chandertal Wetland – Himachal Pradesh

b .  Deepor Beel – Assam

c . Hokera Wetland – Jammu and Kashmir

d . Kanjli Lake – Haryana

Answer – d

QUES 3 . Arrange the following wetland sites from north to south

1 . Surinsar-Mansar 

2 . Pong Dam Lake

3 . Ropar Lake

4 . Keoladeo Ghana

codes:

a . 2 , 1 , 3 , 4

b . 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

c . 3 , 2 , 1 , 4

d . 2 , 1 , 4 , 3

Answer – b

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Indian wetland sites included in Montreux Record

1 . Keoladeo National Park (included in Montreux Record in 1990)
2 . Loktak Lake (included in Montreux Record in 1993)

Indian sites removed from the Montreux Record

1 . Chilika Lake (included in Montreux Record in 1993 and removed from Montreux Record in 2002)

What is Montreux Record?

The Montreux Record is a register of wetland sites on the List of Wetlands of International Importance where changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring, or are likely to occur as a result of technological developments, pollution or other human interference. It is maintained as part of the Ramsar List.

RAMSAR SITES IN INDIA

LOCATION  –  STATE

1 . Asthamudi Wetland – Kerala

2 . Bhitarkanika Mangroves – Orissa

3 . Bhoj Wetlands – Madhya Pradesh

4 . Chandertal Wetland – Himachal Pradesh

5 . Chilka Lake – Orissa

6 . Deepor Beel – Assam

7 . East Calcutta Wetlands – West Bengal

8 . Harike Lake – Punjab

9 . Hokera Wetland – Jammu and Kashmir

10 . Kanjli Lake – Punjab

11 . Keoladeo Ghana National Park – Rajasthan

12 . Kolleru Lake – Andhra Pradesh

13 . Loktak Lake – Manipur

14 . Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary – Gujarat

15 . Point Calimere – Tamil Nadu

16 . Pong Dam Lake – Himachal Pradesh

17 . Renuka Wetland – Himachal Pradesh

18 . Ropar Lake – Punjab

19 . Rudrasagar Lake – Tripura

20 . Sambhar Lake – Rajasthan

21 . Sasthamkotta Lake – Kerala

22 . Surinsar-Mansar Lakes – Jammu and Kashmir

23 . Tsomoriri Lake – Jammu and Kashmir

24 . Vembanad Kol Wetland – Kerala

25 . Upper Ganga River (Brijghat to Narora Stretch) – Uttar Pradesh

26 . Wular Lake – Jammu & Kashmir