Haiderpur Wetland

  • Haiderpur Wetland is a human-made wetland formed in 1984 by the construction of the Madhya Ganga Barrage on a floodplain of Ganga.
  • It is located within the boundaries of Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Species:
    • It supports species like the critically endangered gharial and hog deer (EN), black-bellied tern (EN), Indian skimmer (EN) and golden mahseer(EN).
  • Haiderpur wetland is a protected Ramsar site.
    • Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
    • Currently, India has 75 Ramsar sites.

Latest news about Haiderpur Wetland

  • 21/01/2023: The Uttar Pradesh irrigation department drained out Haiderpur wetland, a protected Ramsar site.

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