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Harike Lake

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Harike Lake
Site NameHarike Lake
Ramsar Site Number462
Ramsar Designation Date23 Mar 1990
Area4100 hectares
CategoriesHuman-made wetland
Water storage areas/Reservoir
min / max
0 / 0
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
A shallow water reservoir with thirteen islands, at the confluence of two rivers. Dense floating vegetation covers 70% of the lake. An important site for breeding, wintering and staging birds, supporting over 200,000 Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.) during migration. The entire lake is leased on an annual basis to commercial fishery organizations.
Invasive and other problematic species and genes, Invasive non-native/ alien species, Pollution, Industrial and military effluents, Agricultural and forestry effluents, Natural system modifications, Unspecified/others, Vegetation clearance/ land conversion, Human settlements (non agricultural), Commercial and industrial areas, Agriculture & aquaculture, Annual and perennial non-timber crops
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