It is also known as the Convention on Wetlands. It is named after the city of Ramsar in Iran, where the convention was signed in 1971.

Why Dipor BIL is famous?

Deepor Beel has both biological and environmental importance besides being the only major storm-water storage basin for Guwahati city. It is considered one of the staging sites for migratory birds in India; and some of the large congregations of aquatic birds in Assam during winter.

Where is the Dipor bil?

Guwahati city
Dipor Bil, also spelt Deepor Beel (Pron: dɪpɔ:(r) bɪl) (bil or beel means “lake” in the local Assamese language), is located to the south-west of Guwahati city, in Kamrup Metropolitan district of Assam, India.

What is the Ramsar site of Assam?

DeeporBeel, also spelt DiporBeel, a freshwater lake, is located to the south-west of Guwahati city, in Kamrup district of Assam. It is a listed wetland under the Ramsar Convention in November 2002, for undertaking conservation measures on the basis of its biological and environmental importance.

What is the significance of Deepor Beel?

Biodiversity: Deepor Beel provides a wide array of habitats for many organisms including many economically important and endangered species of animals and plants. This enormous wetland system provides an important breeding and feeding grounds for millions of water fowl, consisting of more than 70 migratory species.

How many Ramsar sites added in 2022?

During this year itself (2022) a total of 28 sites have been declared as Ramsar sites. Based on the date of designation mentioned on Ramsar Certificate, the number is 19 for this year (2022) and 14 for previous year (2021).

Which is the largest wetland in Assam?

Son Beel
Son Beel is one of the largest lakes in southern Assam in India. It is situated in the Karimganj district, state of Assam.

Is Deepor Beel salt water lake?

Deepor Beel also spelt as Dipor Bil is a permanent freshwater lake, in a former channel of the Brahmaputra River, to the south of the main river.

Is Deepor Beel a bird sanctuary?

Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary, southwest of Guwahati city, is located in Kamrup (metropolitan) district, on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra river. The sanctuary is a permanent freshwater lake with abundant aquatic vegetation. Deepor is one of the largest of many such lakes or ‘beels’ in lower Assam.

How many Ramsar sites are there in India?

India currently has 54 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites).


Chilika Lake
Chilika Lake in Orissa and Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan were recognised as the first Ramsar sites in India. There are 46 Ramsar sites in India, all of which are recognised as Wetlands of Importance under the Ramsar Convention.


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