List of Bird Sanctuaries, Birding Areas and Ramsar sites in India

There are 10000 species of birds found all over the world. India is a birdwatching paradise with more than 1300 bird species recorded, with 72 of them being endemic to India. India is currently eight in the top 8 countries for the maximum number of bird species recorded. Four of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots are located in the Eastern Himalayas, Western Himalayas, Western Ghats, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These hotspots are home to a plethora of endemic species. There are 46 Ramsar sites and 467 important bird areas in India (IBA). In recent years, many new species of invertebrates (mostly insects) and vertebrates (mostly fishes and reptiles) have been discovered.

 

bird sanctuary in India

 

List Bird Sanctuaries in India

A bird sanctuary is an area of land in which birds are protected and encouraged to breed. It aims to prevent the species from becoming endangered and extinct due to hunting habits or the destruction of natural habitats. There are 72 bird sanctuaries in India.

 

Sr. No Name of the Bird Sanctuary Established State
1 Kolleru Bird Sanctuary 1999 Andhra Pradesh
2 Manjira Bird Sanctuary 1978 Andhra Pradesh
3 Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary 1976 Andhra Pradesh
4 Rollapadu Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary 1988 Andhra Pradesh
5 Sri Lankamalleshwara Wildlife Sanctuary 1986 Andhra Pradesh
6 Bordoibam- Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary 1996 Assam
7 Pani- Dihing Bird Sanctuary 1996 Assam
8 Bareli Jheel Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary 1997 Bihar
9 Kusheshwar Asthan Bird Sanctuary 1972 Bihar
10 Saraiya Man lake Bihar
11 City Bird Sanctuary 1998 Chandigarh
12 Okhla Bird Sanctuary 1990 Delhi
13 Chorao Island (Dr.Salim Ali ) WLS (Bird) 1988 Goa
14 Khijadia Lake and Bird Sanctuary 1982 Gujarat
15 Kutch Desert WLS (includes Flamingo City) 1986 Gujarat
16 Naliya Grassland (Lala Bustard WLS) 1992 Gujarat
17 Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary 2012 Gujarat
18 Porbandar Bird Sanctuary 1988 Gujarat
19 Thol Lake Bird Sanctuary 1988 Gujarat
20 Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary 2009 Haryana
21 Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary 1972 Haryana
22 Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary 1962 Himachal Pradesh
23 Kais Wildlife Sanctuary 1954 Himachal Pradesh
24 Pong Dam Lake WLS 1983 Himachal Pradesh
25 Udhuwa Lake Bird Sanctuary 1991 Jharkhand
26 Adichanchunagiri Wildlife Sanctuary 1981 Karnataka
27 Bankapur Peacock Conservation Reserve (Bird) 2006 Karnataka
28 Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary 1974 Karnataka
29 Gudavi Bird Sanctuary Karnataka
30 Kokkare Bellur Community Reserve (Bird) 2007 Karnataka
31 Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary 1940 Karnataka
32 Chulannur Peafowl WLS 2007 Kerala
33 Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary 1983 Kerala
34 Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary 1847 Kerala
35 Mangalvanam Bird WLS 2004 Kerala
36 Thattekad or Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary 1983 Kerala
37 Pitti Wildlife Sanctuary 1972 Lakshadweep
38 Ghatigaon Bustard Sanctuary 1981 Madhya Pradesh
39 Karera Bustard Sanctuary 1981 Madhya Pradesh
40 Sailana Kharmor (Lesser Florican) sanctuary 1983 Madhya Pradesh
41 Sardarpur Kharmor (Lesser Florican) sanctuary 1983 Madhya Pradesh
42 Jaikwadi Bird Sanctuary 1986 Maharashtra
43 Jawaharlal Nehru Bustard Sanctuary 1979 Maharashtra
44 Karnala Bird Sanctuary 1968 Maharashtra
45 Mayani Bird Sanctuary Maharashtra
46 Naigaon Mayur WLS 1994 Maharashtra
47 Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary 1986 Maharashtra
48 Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan sanctuary 1995 Nagaland
49 Nalabana Bird Sanctuary 1987 Orissa
50 Harike Lake Bird Sanctuary 1982 Punjab
51 Desert National Park 1981 Rajasthan
52 Keoladeo / Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary 1976 Rajasthan
53 Kitam Bird Sanctuary 2005 Sikkim
54 Ariyakulam Bird Sanctuary 1994 Tamil Nadu
55 Chitrangudi and Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary 1989 Tamil Nadu
56 Koonthangulam Bird Sanctuary 1994 Tamil Nadu
57 Point Calimere Bird Sanctuary 1967 Tamil Nadu
58 Thiruppudai- Maruthur Conservation Reserve (Bird) 2005 Tamil Nadu
59 Vaduvoor Lake Bird Sanctuary 1999 Tamil Nadu
60 Vedanthangal and Karikili Bird Sanctuary 1988 Tamil Nadu
61 Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary 1977 Tamil Nadu
62 Bakhira Bird Sanctuary 1980 Uttar Pradesh
63 Nawabganj Priyadarshini Bird Sanctuary 1974 Uttar Pradesh
64 Patna Bird Sanctuary 1991 Uttar Pradesh
65 Saman Bird Sanctuary 1990 Uttar Pradesh
66 Samaspur Bird Sanctuary 1987 Uttar Pradesh
67 Sandi WLS 1990 Uttar Pradesh
68 Sur Sarovar WLS 1991 Uttar Pradesh
69 Asan Barage Wetland CR (Bird) 1967 Uttarakhand
70 Jhilmi Jheel CR(Bird) 2005 Uttarakhand
71 Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary 1982 West Bengal
72 Kulik Bird Sanctuary 1985 West Bengal

 

 

List of Important Bird Areas (IBAs)

 

The IBA program of Birdlife International seeks to identify, monitor, and protect a global network of IBAs for the conservation of the world’s birds and associated biodiversity. BirdLife International is a global collaboration of non-governmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats. Its priorities include preventing bird species extinction, identifying and protecting important bird habitats, maintaining and restoring key bird habitats, and empowering conservationists worldwide. Around the world, BirdLife International has identified 13,000 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas. The list of 467 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) identified by BirdLife International and Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).

 

Important birding areas in india

 

Sr No. Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
1 Adichunchunagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
2 Alniya Dam
3 Amarambalam Reserved Forest – Nilambur
4 Amchang Hills
5 Ango or Anko Hills
6 Anshi National Park
7 Arabhithittu Wildlife Sanctuary
8 Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
9 Asan Barrage
10 Askot Wildlife Sanctuary and Goriganga Basin
11 Austin Strait
12 Avalanche (Nilgiri)
13 Bagdarrah Closed Area
14 Bahour Lake
15 Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary
16 Baliapannium Islands
17 Balpakram Complex
18 Bandhavgarh National Park
19 Bandipur National Park
20 Bandli Wildlife Sanctuary
21 Bannerghatta National Park
22 Banni Grassland and ChhariDhand
23 Barail Range
24 Barangtang – Rafters Creek
25 Bardha Dam
26 Barna Reservoir
27 Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary
28 Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
29 Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
30 Basai wetlands
31 BauwwaBeel
32 Behali Reserve Forest
33 Berijam (Kodaikanal)
34 Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
35 BhagwanMahavir Wildlife Sanctuary (including Molem)
36 Bhal area
37 Bhashkarpara
38 Bherjan-Borajan-Podumoni Wildlife Sanctuary
39 Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
40 Bhimgad Forests
41 Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary
42 Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
43 Bhoj wetland
44 Big Tank (PeriaKanmai) and SakkarakotaiKanmai
45 BiligiriRangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary and Hills
46 Binog Sanctuary – Bhadraj – Jharipani
47 Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
48 Bison Swamp (Nilgiri)
49 Blue Mountain (Phawngpui) National Park
50 Bordoibam-Bilmukh Bird Sanctuary
51 Bordoloni – Sampora
52 Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
53 Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
54 Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary
55 Burnt Island (Bandra) Vengurla Rocks
56 Buxa Tiger Reserve (National Park)
57 Cairn Hill Reserve Forest (Nilgiri)
58 Car Nicobar
59 Carambolim Wetlands
60 Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
61 Chaglagaum – Denning – Walong
62 Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
63 Chainpur and Hanspuri
64 Chakrashila Complex
65 Chandaka – Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary
66 Chandubi Lake and adjoining areas
67 CharaklaSaltworks
68 Chaurs of North Bihar
69 Chayang Tajo – Khenewa – Lada
70 Cherapunjee: cliffs, gorges and sacred groves
71 Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
72 Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
73 Chitragudi and Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary
74 Churdhar Wildlife Sanctuary
75 Chushul marshes
76 Corbett Tiger Reserve
77 Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary and Godavari estuary
78 Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
79 D’Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary
80 Dachigam National Park
81 Dampa Tiger Reserve
82 Danapur cantonment area
83 Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
84 Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary
85 DeeporBeel Bird Sanctuary
86 Dehra Gali (DKG) forest
87 DeobaliJalah, Sialmari, Haibargaon, Khutikatia (Nagaon)
88 Desert National Park
89 Dhansiri Reserve Forest
90 Dhauludhar Wildlife Sanctuary and McLeod Gunj
91 Dibang Reserve Forest and adjacent areas
92 Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
93 Dibru – Saikhowa Complex
94 Dichu Reserve Forest
95 DihailaJheel and other wetlands
96 Diyatra Closed Area
97 Dombang Valley – Lachung – Lema – Tsungthang
98 Dudhwa National Park
99 Dum Duma, Dangori and Kumsong Reserve Forests
100 Dzuku Valley
101 Eaglenest and Sessa Sanctuaries
102 East and North KarbiAnglong Wildlife Sanctuaries
103 Eravikulam National Park
104 Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary and Saramati area
105 FambongLho Wildlife Sanctuary – Himalayan Zoological Park – Ratey Chu Reserve Forest
106 Farakka Barrage and adjoining area
107 Flamingo City
108 GamgulSiahbehi Wildlife Sanctuary
109 Gandhi Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary and reservoir
110 Gangapur Dam and grasslands
111 Gangotri National Park
112 Garampani, Nambor and Doigrung
113 GawanaArain, Mangaliyawas, Ramsar, Goyal, Ratakot, Badar
114 Gharana Wetland Reserve
115 Ghatigaon Bustard Sanctuary
116 Gibbon (Hollongapar) Sanctuary
117 Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary
118 Gobind Sagar and Naina Devi Wildlife Sanctuaries
119 GogabilPakshiVihar, BagharBeel and BaldiaChaur
120 Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary
121 Gorumara National Park
122 Governor’s Shola (Nilgiri)
123 Govind National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Sandra, Kotinad and Singtur ranges (Tons forest division)
124 Grass Hills
125 Great Himalayan National Park
126 Great Nicobar, Little Nicobar
127 Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
128 Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park
129 Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary
130 Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary
131 Habang
132 HaigamRakh (marshes)
133 Halali Reservoir
134 Hampi and Daroji Bear Sanctuary
135 Hanle Plains (Hanle River marshes)
136 Harike Lake Bird Sanctuary
137 Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary
138 Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary and North Karanpur Valley
139 Hemis National Park
140 Hirapora Wildlife Sanctuary
141 Hokarsar
142 Horsley Hills
143 Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
144 Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
145 Indravati National Park and Tiger Reserve
146 Innerline, Katakal and Barak Reserve Forests
147 INS – Shivaji and adjoining areas, Lonavla
148 Intaki National Park
149 Interview Island Wildlife Sanctuary
150 Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
151 Jaikwadi Wildlife Sanctuary
152 Jaisamand Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary
153 Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
154 Jamjing and Sengajan
155 Jarawa Reserve (Middle Andaman and South Andaman)
156 Jatinga
157 Jawaharlal Nehru Bustard Sanctuary
158 JengdiaBeel and Satgaon
159 Jhanjimukh – Kokilamukh
160 Jiri – Makru Wildlife Sanctuary
161 Jogimatti Reserve Forest
162 Kadakachang (Katakatchang)
163 Kailam Wildlife Sanctuary
164 Kais Wildlife Sanctuary
165 Kaj Lake (PipalavaBandharo)
166 Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
167 KalatopKhajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary
168 Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary
169 Kaliveli Tank and
Yeduyanthittu estuary
170 Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary
171 Kane Wildlife Sanctuary
172 Kanha National Park
173 Kanjli Lake
174 Karaivetti Wildlife Sanctuary
175 Karanji Tank
176 Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary
and Girijapur Barrage
177 Kattampally
178 Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary
179 Kawar (Kabar) Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
180 Kaziranga National Park
181 Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary
and surrounding Reserve Forests
182 Kemmangundi and Bababudan Hills
183 Kemphole Reserve Forest
184 Keoladeo National Park and AjanBande
185 Khangchendzonga National Park
and Biosphere Reserve
186 Khichan
187 Khijadiya Lake and Bird Sanctuary
188 Khonoma Nature Conservation
and Tragopan Sanctuary
189 Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary
190 Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary
191 Kistwar National Park
192 KokkareBellur
193 Kole Wetland
194 Kolleru Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
195 Koloriang – Sarli – Damin area
196 Konni Reserve Forest
197 Kottiyoor Reserve Forest
198 Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
199 Krishnarajasagar Reservoir
200 KuarbariDalani
201 Kudaiyya marshland
202 Kudremukh National Park
203 Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary
204 Kukkarahalli Tank
205 Kulahupuzha Reserved Forest
206 Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary
207 KullurSandai Reservoir
208 Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
209 Kunthangulam Bird Sanctuary
210 Kunthur – Kallur Lakes
211 KurraJheel
212 Kurseala River Course and
Diyara Floodplain
213 Kusheshwarsthan
214 Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary –
Tsomgo – Tamze – Chola Complex
215 Lachipora Wildlife Sanctuary
216 Lagga – Bagga Reserve Forest
217 Lakh-Bahosi Bird Sanctuary
218 Landfall Island Wildlife Sanctuary
219 Langting-Mupa Reserve Forest
220 Laokhowa and Burhachapori Sanctuaries
221 Lava – Neora Valley National Park
222 Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary
223 Lhonak Valley
224 Limbar Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
225 Lingambudhi Lake and environs
226 LippaAsrang Wildlife Sanctuary
227 Little Andaman
228 Loktak Lake and KeibulLamjao National Park
229 Longwood Shola – Kothagiri
230 Lowland forests of South Sikkim
(Melli-Baguwa-Kitam,
Jorethang-Namchi, Sombarey)
231 Lumding – Marat Longri
232 Madhav National Park
233 Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary – Tendong Reserve Forest
234 Magadi and Shetikere Wetlands
235 MaguThingbu
236 Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
237 Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
(Wandoor National Park)
238 Mahul – Sewree Creek
239 Majathal Wildlife Sanctuary
240 Majuli
241 Manabum and Tengapani Reserve Forests
242 Manali Wildlife Sanctuary
243 Manas National Park
244 Mangal Jodi
245 Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary
246 Marine National Park and
Wildlife Sanctuary
247 Mawphlang Sacred Grove
248 Mechuka – Monigong – Jorgging
249 Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
250 Melghat Tiger Reserve
251 Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
252 Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary and area
253 MirgundJheel and Reserve
254 MokamaTaal (Barah) Wetlands
255 Mouling National Park
256 Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
257 Mount Diavalo and Cuthbert Bay
258 Mount Harriet National Park
259 Mount Paona
260 Mount Zanibu
261 Mount Ziphu
262 Mudumalai National Park
263 Mukurthi National Park (Nilgiris)
264 Murlen National Park
265 Muthukuzhi
266 Nacho – Limeking – Taksing – Majha
267 Naduvattam
268 Nafra – Lada area
269 Nagarhole National Park
270 Nagi Dam and Nakti Dam Bird Sanctuary
271 Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary
272 Nalabana Bird Sanctuary
(Chilika Lake)
273 Naliya Grassland
(Lala Bustard Wildlife Sanctuary)
274 Nalsarovar Wildlife Sanctuary
275 Namdapha – Kamlang
276 Nameri National Park
277 Namsangmukh – Borduria
278 Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
279 Nandi Hills
280 NandurMadhmeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
281 Narasambudhi Lake
282 Narcondam Island Wildlife Sanctuary
283 Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary
284 Narora
285 National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary (Agra/Etawah)
286 National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary (Bundi/Kota)
287 Navegaon National Park
288 Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
289 Naya Bandh Wetland Complex
290 Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
291 Nelliyampathy (Nemmara Division)
292 New Forest Campus
293 Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
294 Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary
295 Nokrek National Park
296 Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary
297 Norpuh Reserve Forests
298 North and South Sentinel
299 North Reef Island Wildlife Sanctuary
300 Okhla Bird Sanctuary
301 Orang National Park
302 Ousteri Lake
303 Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary
304 Ozar and adjoining grassland
305 Pabho Reserve Forest
306 Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary
307 Pakhal Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
308 Pakhui or
Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary
309 PalakDil
310 Palamau Tiger Reserve
311 Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary –
Zuluk – Bedang Tso – Natula Complex
312 Pangong Tso
313 Pani-Dihing Bird Sanctuary
314 Panna National Park
315 Papum Reserve Forest
316 Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary
317 ParvatiAranga Wildlife Sanctuary
318 Patna Bird Sanctuary
319 Peechi – Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary
320 Pench Tiger Reserve
321 Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
322 Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
323 Pfutsero-Chizami
324 Phulwari Wildlife Sanctuary
325 Pin Valley National Park
326 Pitti Island
327 Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary
328 Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary
329 Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
330 Poomparai and Kukkal
331 Pulicat Lake
332 Puliebadze-Dzukou-Zapfu
333 Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
334 Pyagpur and SitadwarJheel
335 Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary
336 Rajaji National Park
337 Rajiv Ghandi Wildlife Sanctuary
(Nagarjunasagar –
Srisailam Tiger Reserve)
338 Ramanagara Reserve Forest
339 Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary
340 Rampura Grassland
341 Ramsagar Lake
342 Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary
343 Rangananthittu Bird Sanctuary
344 Rangawa Reservoir
345 Rani Jhansi Marine National Park
346 Ranni Reserve Forest
347 Ranthambore National Park and
Tiger Reserve
348 Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary
349 Reservoirs of Chota Nagpur Plateau
350 RiatKhwan – Umiam Lake
351 Ripu and Chirang Reserve Forests
352 Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary
353 Ropar Lake
354 RupiBhaba Wildlife Sanctuary
355 Saddle Peak National Park
356 SailanaKharmor Sanctuary
357 Saipung
358 Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary
359 Saltpans of Bhavnagar
360 Saman Bird Sanctuary
361 Samaspur Bird Sanctuary
362 Sambhar Lake
363 Sandi Wildlife Sanctuary
364 Sangla (RakshamChitkul) Wildlife Sanctuary
365 Sangti Valley
366 Sanjay Gandhi National Park
367 Sarah Valley, Lower Dharamshala
368 Sardarpur Wildlife Sanctuary
369 Sareri Bandh
370 Sariska Tiger Reserve
371 SarsaiNawar Lake
372 Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary
373 Satoi Range
374 Sauj Lake
375 Sechu Tuan Nala
Wildlife Sanctuary
376 Sei Dam reservoir and
surrounding environs
377 Shallabugh Conservation Reserve
378 Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
379 SheikhaJheel
380 Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary
381 Shergaon, Mandla – Phudung
and Kalaktang
382 Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary
383 Shikari Devi Wildlife Sanctuary
384 Shimla Water Catchment
Wildlife Sanctuary
385 Shiroi Community Forest
386 Shola around Kodaikanal
387 Sibsagar Tanks
388 Silent Valley National Park
389 Simlipal National Park
390 Singhalila National Park
391 Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary
392 Sohagibarwa Wildlife Sanctuary
393 Soheldev Wildlife Sanctuary
394 Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
395 Son Beel
396 Sonai-Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary
397 Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
398 Sonkhaliya Closed Area
399 Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary
400 Sri Penusila Narasimha Wildlife Sanctuary
401 Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
402 Srivilliputhur Wildlife Sanctuary
403 Subansiri
404 SuchindramTherur, Vembanoor
405 Sulekere Lake
406 Sultanpur National Park
407 Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary
408 Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve
(National Park)
409 Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
410 Surha Tal Wildlife Sanctuary
411 Tadoba National Park and
Andhari Tiger Reserve
412 Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary
413 Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Taley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
415 Taloda Reserve Forest
416 Talra Wildlife Sanctuary
417 Tamaranga – Dalani – Bhairab Complex
418 Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary
419 Telineelapuram
420 Thaishola
421 Thane Creek
422 Thattekkad Wildlife Sanctuary
423 The Chapories of Lohit Reserve
424 Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
425 Thungri – Chaglang – Poshingla Maji, Basti and Liak area
426 Tillangchong, Camorta, Katchal, Nancowry and Trinkat
427 Tirap – Burhidihing
428 Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary
429 Tirunelveli Reserve Forest
430 Toranmal Reserve Forest
431 Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary
432 Tso Kar Basin
433 Tso Lhamo Plateau – Lashar –
Sebu La – Yumesamdong Complex
434 Tso Morari Lake and adjacent marshes
435 Udaipur Lakes Complex
436 Udanti and Sitanadi
Wildlife Sanctuaries
437 Udhuwa Lake Bird Sanctuary
438 Uppalapadu
439 Upper Dihing (East) Complex
440 Upper Dihing (West) Complex
441 Upper Pindar Catchment in
East Almora Forest Division
442 Upper Shillong
443 UrpodBeel
444 Vaduvoor Lake Bird Sanctuary
445 Valley of Flowers National Park
446 Valmiki Tiger Reserve and Saraiyaman Lake
447 Vandivoor and Kunnathur Tanks (Madurai)
448 Vazhachal Forest Division
449 Vedanthangal and Karikili Bird Sanctuary
450 Veeranam Lake
451 Velavadar National Park
452 Vembanad Lake
453 Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary
454 Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary
455 Watrap Periakulam and Virakasamuthrakulam
456 Wellington Reservoir
457 Wetlands of Kheda
458 Wetlands of Yamuna River
459 Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary
460 Wular Lake and associated marshes
461 Wynaad Wildlife Sanctuary
462 Yangoupokpi – Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary
463 Yardi – RabeSupse Wildlife Sanctuary
464 Yeshwantsagar Reservoir
465 Yumthang – Shingba Rhododendron
Wildlife Sanctuary
466 Zeilad Lake Sanctuary
467 Zemithang – Nelya

 

 

List of Ramsar sites

 

Wetlands are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide essential services and supply all our fresh water. Wetlands include all lakes and rivers, underground aquifers, swamps and marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas, tidal flats, mangroves and other coastal areas, coral reefs, and all human-made sites such as fish ponds, rice paddies, reservoirs, and salt pans. However, they continue to be degraded and converted for other uses.

 

ramsar sites in india

 

It is a Convention that was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and came into force in 1975. Since then, almost 90% of UN member states, from all the world’s geographic regions, have acceded to becoming “Contracting Parties”. The mission of this convention is “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world”. The list of 75 Ramsar sites in India to date.

 

Sl. No. Name of Ramsar Site State Located
1 Kolleru Lake Andhra Pradesh
2 Deepor Beel Assam
3 Kabartal Wetland Bihar
4 Nanda Lake Goa
5 Khijadia Wildlife Sanctuary Gujarat
6 Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary Gujarat
7 Thol Lake Wildlife Sanctuary Gujarat
8 Wadhvana Wetland Gujarat
9 Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary Haryana
10 Sultanpur National Park Haryana
11 Chandertal Wetland Himachal Pradesh
12 Pong Dam Lake Himachal Pradesh
13 Renuka Wetland Himachal Pradesh
14 Wular Lake Jammu & Kashmir
15 Hokera Wetland Jammu and Kashmir
16 Surinsar-Mansar Lakes Jammu and Kashmir
17 Tsomoriri Lake Jammu and Kashmir
18 Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Karnataka
19 Asthamudi Wetland Kerala
20 Sasthamkotta Lake Kerala
21 Vembanad Kol Wetland Kerala
22 Tso Kar Wetland Complex Ladakh
23 Bhoj Wetlands Madhya Pradesh
24 Sakhya Sagar Madhya Pradesh
25 Sirpur Wetland Madhya Pradesh
26 Lonar Lake Maharashtra
27 Nandur Madhameshwar Maharashtra
28 Loktak Lake Manipur
29 Pala Wetland Mizoram
30 Satkosia Gorge Odisha
31 Bhitarkanika Mangroves Orissa
32 Chilka Lake Orissa
33 Beas Conservation Reserve Punjab
34 Harike Lake Punjab
35 Kanjli Lake Punjab
36 Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve Punjab
37 Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary Punjab
38 Ropar Lake Punjab
39 Keoladeo Ghana NP Rajasthan
40 Sambhar Lake Rajasthan
41 Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve Tamil Nadu
42 Karikili Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
43 Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
44 Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest Tamil Nadu
45 Pichavaram Mangrove Tamil Nadu
46 Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
47 Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
48 Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
49 Vellode Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
50 Vembannur Wetland Complex Tamil Nadu
51 Rudrasagar Lake Tripura
52 Bakhira Wildlife Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
53 Haiderpur Wetland Uttar Pradesh
54 Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
55 Parvati Agra Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
56 Saman Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
57 Samaspur Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
58 Sandi Bird Sanctuary Uttar Pradesh
59 Sarsai Nawar Jheel Uttar Pradesh
60 Sur Sarovar Uttar Pradesh
61 Upper Ganga River (Brijghat to Narora Stretch) Uttar Pradesh
62 Asan Conservation Reserve Uttarakhand
63 East Kolkata Wetlands West Bengal
64 Sunderbans Wetland West Bengal
65 Tampara Lake Odisha
66 Hirakud Reservoir Odisha
67 Ansupa Lake Odisha
68 Yashwant Sagar Madhya Pradesh
69 Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
70 Suchindram Theroor Wetland Complex Tamil Nadu
71 Vaduvur Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
72 Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
73 Thane Creek Maharashtra
74 Hygam Wetland Conservation Reserve Jammu and Kashmir
75 Shallbugh Wetland Conservation Reserve Jammu and Kashmir

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