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Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
Site NameNawabganj Bird Sanctuary
StateUttar Pradesh
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is situated in Hasanganj tehsil of Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is about 50 Km from Lucknow on the Lucknow-Kanpur highway. It is 18 Km from district head quarter Unnao.
Ramsar Site Number2412
Ramsar Designation Date19 Sep 2019
Area225 hectares
CategoriesInland wetland
Seasonal/ intermittent freshwater marsh/ pool
min / max
110 / 113
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
A shallow marshland 45 kilometres from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. Monsoon rains feed this diverse wetland while the Sarda Canal supplies additional water. The Sanctuary supports recreation and tourism activities as well as local biodiversity. It is a haven for birds, with 25,000 waterbirds regularly recorded and 220 resident and migratory species documented. Among these are globally threatened species including the endangered Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and Pallas fish eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus) as well as the vulnerable lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) and woolly-necked stork (Ciconia episcopus). Protection and afforestation measures have helped increase the overall diversity of wildlife, with golden jackal (Canis aureus) and jungle cat (Felis chaus) now present. The highly invasive common water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) poses a threat, as does the removal of timber from the forests.
Agriculture & aquaculture, Annual and perennial non-timber crops, Water regulation, Canalisation and river regulation, Invasive and other problematic species and genes, Invasive non-native/ alien species
Last updated on 12 April 2021 06:26:30
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