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Five more Indian wetlands get Ramsar recognition as wetlands of international importance

 

  • These include three wetlands in Tamil Nadu:  Karikili Bird Sanctuary, Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest and Pichavaram Mangrove, Pala wetland in Mizoram and Sakhya Sagar in Madhya Pradesh. 
  • There are now a total of 54 Ramsar sites in the country. 
  • Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav said, the emphasis Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put on environmental protection and conservation has led to a marked improvement in how India treats its wetlands.