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Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve
Site NameKeshopur-Miani Community Reserve
Gurdaspur district
Ramsar Site Number2414
Ramsar Designation Date26 Sep 2019
Area344 hectares
CategoriesInland wetland
Seasonal/intermittent freshwater marsh/pool
Human-made wetland
min / max
242 / 245
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
The Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve is located in the State of Punjab. The Reserve is a mosaic of natural marshes, aquaculture ponds and agricultural wetlands maintained by the annual rainfall runoff. It is heavily human-influenced, and includes a series of managed fishponds and cultivated crops such lotus and chestnut. This management helps support a variety of flora, with 344 species of plants recorded in the area. In this way, the Site is an example of wise use of a community-managed wetland, which provides food for people and supports local biodiversity. Threatened species present include the vulnerable common pochard (Aythya ferina) and the endangered spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii).
Human intrusions & disturbance, Recreational and tourism activities, Human settlements (non agricultural), Unspecified development, Biological resource use, Fishing and harvesting aquatic resources, Natural system modifications, Vegetation clearance/ land conversion, Invasive and other problematic species and genes, Invasive non-native/ alien species, Pollution, Agricultural and forestry effluents, Climate change & severe weather, Unspecified, Water regulation, Drainage, Agriculture & aquacultur
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