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Ramsar Covention and Montreaux Record

Posted on : 04 Jan 2020

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  • Convention on Wetlands which was adopted in the Iranian City of Ramsar in 1971. It is also known as Ramasar Convention.
  • India is a party to the Convention since 1982 and committed to the Ramsar approach of wise use of wetlands. 
  • The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. It is known officially as ‘the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat’ or, ‘the Convention on Wetlands’, which came into force in 1975. 
  • Montreux Record which comes under the Convention is a register of wetland sites on the List of 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.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Ramsar Covention
    1.India is a party to the Convention since its adoption.
    2.Montreux Record is a register of wetland sites 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.
    Which of the following statement 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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