New Added Ramsar site UPSC NOTE

 Magadi Kere Conservation Reserve

  • The Magadi Kere Conservation Reserve is a beautiful and important wetland area located in the Gadag district of Karnataka.

  • It is a haven for a wide variety of birdlife, including both resident and migratory species.

  • Area: 50 hectares (123.55 acres)

  • Location: Magadi village, Shirhatti Taluk, Gadag District, Karnataka

  • Significance: Provides critical habitat for birds, helps regulate water flow, and supports local livelihoods

  • The Ankasamudra Bird Conservation Reserve and the Aghanashini Estuary are two stunning natural sanctuaries in Karnataka, India.

  • Renowned for their diverse avian populations and breathtaking landscapes

  • Both sites have recently received international recognition, being designated as Ramsar sites under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, highlighting their significance for wetland conservation and global biodiversity.

Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary 

  • Nestled amidst the verdant landscapes of Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur district lies the Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary.

  •  A haven for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike

  • Spanning an area of 4.54 square kilometers, this freshwater lake attracts thousands of feathered visitors every year, making it one of the state's most important Bird Areas (IBAs). 

  • The sanctuary boasts an impressive diversity of avian species, with over 200 recorded residents and visitors. 

  • Resident birds like the Asian koel, the purple sunbird, and the spotted owlet. 

Longwood Shola Reserve Forest

  • The Longwood Shola Reserve Forest is a unique and ecologically important mountain shola forest located in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu.

  •  Situated near Kotagiri, this 116-hectare forest serves as a vital refuge for diverse flora and fauna, playing a crucial role in the region's ecological balance.

  • Longwood Shola stands out as the lone surviving mountain shola forest within the state of Tamil Nadu and one of the very few remaining in India.

  • These shola forests, characterized by dense evergreen vegetation and cool microclimates, are critical for water conservation, soil erosion prevention, and maintaining biodiversity in the region.



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