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Gogabeel, an ox-bow lake in Bihar

Posted on : 27 Dec 2019

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  • Gogabeel, an ox-bow lake in Bihar’s Katihar district, has been declared as the state’s first ‘Community Reserve’.
  • The water body was notified as a 57 hectare Community Reserve and a 30 hectare ‘Conservation Reserve’ by department of environment, forest and climate change, Bihar.  
  • Gogabeel is formed from the flow of the rivers Mahananda and Kankhar in the north and the Ganga in the south and east. It is the fifteenth Protected Area (PA) in Bihar.
  • Gogabeel was initially notified as a ‘Closed Area’ by the state government in the year 1990 for five years.
  • This status was extended in 1995, up to 2000. After the amendment of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, in 2002, the provision of ‘Closed Area’ was omitted and this site disappeared from the list of the Bihar government’s PAs, having no legal status.
  • In 2004, Gogabeel, including the neighbouring Baghar Beel and Baldia Chaur, were given the status of an IBA (Important Bird Area of India) by the IBCN.

Article Related Questions

  1. Recently, Gogabeel, an ox-bow lake in Bihar, has been declared as the state’s first ‘Community Reserve’. This lake is formed from the flow of which of the following rivers?
    1.Mahananda
    2.Kankhar
    3.Ganga
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  2. 1.1 and 2 only

    2.2 and 3 only

    3.1 and 3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 1, 2 and 3

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