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Wednesday, April 25

Sunderban to get Ramsar Tag.

TNPSC Current Affairs - April 2018 by TNPSC Guru 
  • Sunderban Reserve Forest is likely to declare as Ramsar site soon.
  • Sunderban Reserve forest is a tiger reserve and biosphere reserve in India which spread across 4,260 sq.km with around 2,000 sq.km is mangrove forest and Creeks.
  • Sunderban Reserve forest is partly in West Bengal and Bangladesh. It is part of Ganges Delta.
  • Sunderbans Mangrove forest is the largest mangrove forest in the world.
  • There are currently 26 sites recognised as Ramsar Wetland sites.

About Ramsar Convention:
  • Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental Treaty adopted in 1971 at Ramsar in Iran.
  • The objective of treaty is national and international cooperation to conserve and better use of wetlands.
  • India joined the treaty on 1982.

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