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Ramsar Convention and Montreux record

Posted on : 18 Jan 2020

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  • A Ramsar site is a wetland site which has been designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention which was a convention on Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental environmental treaty established in 1971 by UNESCO. It came into force in 1975.
  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. It is also known as the Convention on Wetlands.
  • There are currently 27 Ramasar sites in India.

Montreux Record

  • The Montreux Record is a register of wetland sites on the List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance where changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring, or are likely to occur as a result of technological developments, pollution or other human interference.
  • Currently there are only two Ramasar Wetland in the record namely KeolaDeo National Park, Rajsthan and Loktak Lake, Manipur

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements regarding wetlands in India
    1.Keoladeo National Park, Loktak Lake and Chilka Lake are the three wetlands which have been placed in the Montreux record.
    2.There are currently 27 wetlands which have been listed as Ramasar sites in India.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 2 only


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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