India designates Sundarban as Ramsar Site

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Spread across India and Bangladesh over 1 million ha area, Sunderban is the world’s largest single contiguous mangrove swamp.

The Indian part received its formal designation yesterday thus bringing the entire swamp under the ambit of Ramsar wise use framework.The Government of Bangladesh had already designated their part of the swamp as Ramsar in 1992.

The Ramsar designation furthers possibilities of international cooperation of these unique wetland ecosystems which amongst other values, are critical for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Wetlands International South Asia is proud to have provided technical support to the designation process, working closely with Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change at different stages of the designation process.

The site designation notification can be seen at