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Saman Bird Sanctuary

Details of the Indian Ramsar Site: Saman Bird Sanctuary
Site NameSaman Bird Sanctuary
StateUttar Pradesh
Saman Bird Sanctuary is located near village Saman in Karhal tehsil of Mainpuri district in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Ramsar Site Number2413
Ramsar Designation Date02 Dec 2019
Area526 hectares
CategoriesInland wetland
Seasonal/intermittent freshwater lake
min / max
150 / 154
Listed in Montreux Record?No
Spans over more than one country?No
The Saman Bird Sanctuary in the Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh is a seasonal oxbow lake on the Ganges floodplain. It is heavily reliant on the arrival of the south-westerly monsoon in July and August, which provides the vast majority of annual rainfall. The Sanctuary regularly provides refuge to over 50,000 waterbirds (187 bird species have been recorded) and is particularly important as a wintering site for many migrants including the greylag goose (Anser anser), with over 1% of the South Asian population present during winter. Vulnerable species including sarus crane (Grus antigone) and greater spotted eagle (Aquila clanga) are also found. Ecosystem services provided include supply of fresh water for agriculture, as well as recreation and nature-based tourism based around the huge diversity of birds. Settlement encroachment and salinization present threats.
Water regulation, Salinisation, Agriculture & aquaculture, Annual and perennial non-timber crops, Livestock farming and ranching, Transportation and service corridors, Roads and railroads, Invasive and other problematic species and genes, Invasive non-native/ alien species, Human settlements (non agricultural), Housing and urban areas, Human intrusions & disturbance, Recreational and tourism activities, Pollution, Agricultural and forestry effluents
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