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Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Ropar
Site NameRopar
Ramsar Site Number1161
Ramsar Designation Date22 Jan 2002
Area1365 hectares
CategoriesHuman-made wetland
Water storage area/Reservoir
Inland wetland
Permanent freshwater lake
min / max
275 / 275
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
A humanmade wetland of lake and river formed by the 1952 construction of a barrage for diversion of water from the Sutlej River for drinking and irrigation supplies. The site is an important breeding place for the nationally protected Smooth Indian Otter, Hog Deer, Sambar, and several reptiles, and the endangered Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) is thought to be present. Some 35 species of fish play an important role in the food chain, and about 150 species of local and migratory birds are supported. Local fisheries are economically significant, and wheat, rice, sugar cane, and sorghum are cultivated in the surrounding area. Deforested local hills leading to siltation, and increasing industrialization causing an inflow of pollutants, are potential threats, and invasive weeds are a further cause for concern. Nature lovers, birdwatchers, swimmers and boaters visit the site in considerable numbers.
Natural system modifications, Unspecified/others, Biological resource use, Hunting and collecting terrestrial animals, Fishing and harvesting aquatic resources, Pollution, Agricultural and forestry effluents, Industrial and military effluents, Household sewage, urban waste water, Human settlements (non agricultural), Commercial and industrial areas, Housing and urban areas, 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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