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Keoladeo National Park

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Keoladeo National Park
Site NameKeoladeo National Park
Ramsar Site Number230
Ramsar Designation Date01 Oct 1981
Area2873 hectares
CategoriesInland wetland
Seasonal/ intermittent freshwater lake
Human-made wetland
Water storage area/Reservoir
min / max
0 / 0
Listed in Montreux Record?Yes
Spans over more than one country?No
A complex of ten artificial, seasonal lagoons, varying in size, situated in a densely populated region. Vegetation is a mosaic of scrub and open grassland that provides habitat for breeding, wintering and staging migratory birds. Also supported are five species of ungulates, four species of cats, and two species of primates, as well as diverse plants, fish and reptiles. The canal provides water for agriculture and domestic consumption. Cattle and water buffalo graze on the site. A field research station exists. Placed on the Montreux Record in 1990 due to "water shortage and an unbalanced grazing regime". Additionally, the invasive growth of the grass Paspalum distichum has changed the ecological character of large areas of the site, reducing its suitability for certain waterbird species, notably the Siberian crane.
Climate change & severe weather, Droughts, Natural system modifications, Dams and water management/use, Unspecified/others
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