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Nagi And Nakti Bird Sanctuaries: Added To Ramsar List

Nagi And Nakti Bird Sanctuaries: Added To Ramsar List

Nagi and Nakti bird sanctuaries in Bihar’s Jamui district are now recognized under the Ramsar Convention, bringing India’s total Ramsar sites to 82.

  • Nagi-Nakti Wetland in Bihar’s Jamui district, nestled within the Jhajha forest range, are man-made reservoirs surrounded by dry deciduous forests and hills.
  • Developed primarily for irrigation, they host diverse flora and fauna, including over 150 bird species, mammals, fish, aquatic plants, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • They are also designated as Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas by BirdLife International. They provide habitat for various migratory and resident bird species.

Ramsar Convention:

  • It was adopted in 1971 and aims to conserve and wisely use wetlands and their resources, with India becoming a party in 1982.
  • India and China rank third globally for Ramsar Sites, each with 82 sites.
  • The United Kingdom leads with 175, followed by Mexico with 144.
  • India’s Ramsar Sites have increased from 26 to 82 in the last decade, with 40 added in the past three years.