Sambhar Lake of Rajasthan – History, Access, Topography, Geology, Hydrology, Flora, Wildlife and Restoration Plans

The Sambhar Lake of Rajasthan is a Saline Wetland located 80 km southwest of the city of Jaipur and 64 km northeast of Ajmer, Rajasthan. This is India’s largest saline lake.  Sambhar lake was designated as a Ramsar site (recognized wetland of international importance) on March 23, 1990. It is surrounded by the historical Sambhar Lake … Read more

Saman Bird Sanctuary of Uttar Pradesh – History, Access, Topography, Geology, Hydrology, Flora, Wildlife and Restoration Plans

 Saman Bird Sanctuary is located near village Saman in Karhal tehsil of Mainpuri district in Uttar Pradesh.   There are forty-nine selected Ramsar Sites in India, and Saman Bird Sanctuary is one of them.   Ramsar Sites are wetland areas designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, also known as “The Convention on Wetlands”. … Read more

Rudrasagar Lake of Tripura – History, Access, Topography, Geology, Hydrology, Flora, Wildlife and Restoration Plans

In India, forty-nine Ramsar sites have been considered to be the “international importance” under the Ramsar Convention. According to the Worldwide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India), wetland areas are one of the most threatened ecosystems in India. This organization sincerely worked to safeguard and secure natural heritage and ecology for more than fifty years.   Among the … Read more

Ropar Wetland of Punjab

History Ropar wetland is a man-made freshwater and lacustrine wetland. The construction of a water barrage on the river Sutlej at Ropar led to the establishment of Ropar Wetland in 1952.  In 1996, it was declared a wetland of national importance, and in 2002, the wetland was recognized as the Ramsar site.  The wetland was … Read more

Pong Dam, Himachal Pradesh

India is blessed with so many rivers and water bodies. The total river count in India is approximately 400, including eight river systems. These rivers have hugely impacted the lives of Indians. Rivers are crucial for preserving the traditions and culture of the country. It has been a significant source of water for the country. … Read more

Parvati Arga Bird Sanctuary

India, the country of rich heritage and culture, is also famous for its vast collection of plants and wildlife.  When we talk about wildlife, India is home to several species of animals and birds. India owns 12 % of the total global species of birds and 7-8% of the wildlife species. But the growing population … Read more

Bhakra Wildlife Sanctuary of Punjab

History of the Sanctuary Bhakra Nangal Wildlife sanctuary is basically a man-made wetland. The wetland came into existence in the year 1961 when the 6km long artificial lake called Nangal lake was constructed over the Satluj river to divert extra water from Bhakra Nangal Dam. In the year 2008, the Ministry of Environment and Forest … Read more