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Parvati Arga Bird Sanctuary

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Parvati Arga Bird Sanctuary
Site NameParvati Arga Bird Sanctuary
StateUttar Pradesh
The Sanctuary is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Tarabganj Tehsil, at a distance of about 40 km from Gonda District at Mankapur-Nawabganj Road.
Ramsar Site Number2416
Ramsar Designation Date02 Dec 2019
Area722 hectares
CategoriesInland wetland
Permanent freshwater lake
min / max
93 / 95
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
Parvati Arga Bird Sanctuary is a permanent freshwater environment consisting of two oxbow lakes. These wetlands are characteristic of Uttar Pradesh and offer exceptional habitats for waterbirds, providing both roosting and breeding sites with over 100,000 birds documented in annual counts. The Sanctuary is a refuge for some of India’s threatened vulture species: the critically endangered white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis) and Indian vulture (Gyps indicus), and the endangered Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) have all been recorded. It is also critical in the maintenance of hydrological regimes, ensuring groundwater recharge and discharge. Meanwhile ancient temples around the lakes provide religious significance and encourage tourism. Invasive species such as the common water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) along with the development of roads and railways present significant threats.
Human settlements (non agricultural), Unspecified development, Water regulation, Salinisation, Transportation and service corridors, Roads and railroads, Human intrusions & disturbance, Recreational and tourism activities, Invasive and other problematic species and genes, Invasive non-native/ alien species, Pollution, Household sewage, urban waste water, Climate change & severe weather, Temperature extremes
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