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Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary
Site NameNangal Wildlife Sanctuary
Rupnagar district
Ramsar Site Number2407
Ramsar Designation Date26 Sep 2019
Area116 hectares
CategoriesHuman-made wetland
Water storage area/Reservoir
Inland wetland
min / max
326 / 330
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
Located in the Shiwalik foothills of Punjab is the highly eco-sensitive Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary, which supports abundant flora and fauna including threatened species, such as the endangered Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) and Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and the vulnerable leopard (Panthera pardus). It occupies a human-made reservoir constructed as part of the Bhakra-Nangal Project in 1961. The site is of historic importance as the Indian and Chinese Prime Ministers formalized the "Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence" there in 1954. More than half a million people downstream benefit from the reservoir as the flow of water is regulated, reducing the risks to both people and property from floods.
Human settlements (non agricultural), Housing and urban areas, Tourism and recreation areas, Water regulation, Canalisation and river regulation, Agriculture & aquaculture, Annual and perennial non-timber crops, Biological resource use, Gathering terrestrial plants, Logging and wood harvesting, Human intrusions & disturbance, Recreational and tourism activities, Natural system modifications, Dams and water management/use, Invasive and other problematic species and genes, Invasive non-native/ ali
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