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Top Ten Wetlands in India You Must Put on Your Travel Bucket List

Top Ten Wetlands in India You Must Put on Your Travel Bucket List

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The word Wetlands entails all lakes, rivers, aquifers, swamps, marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas, coastal areas, coral reefs, and all human-made sites such as fish ponds, rice paddies, reservoirs and salt pans. Apart from acting as flood buffers, wetlands are mesmerizing cradles of biodiversity. A trip to a Wetland is always a rewarding one. Here is the list of top ten wetlands of India, from north to the south, which are a must visit for any travel enthusiast! 1. Wular Lake Located in Kashmir valley, the Wular lake is the largest freshwater lake in all of Asia. It is an important habitat for fish and has lusciously edible fish species pleasing the taste buds of the Kashmiris. Some of the more frequently found fish species here include Cyprinus carpio, B...
Introducing the Mystical Floating Islands You Thought Existed Only in Fairy Tales

Introducing the Mystical Floating Islands You Thought Existed Only in Fairy Tales

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On the eve of India's Independence Day, we bring to you yet another mystical aspect of this great country, this time from the Northeast of India! Delhi Greens Intern Ionebala Hanglem unveils the mystical floating islands that you thought only existed in fairy tales! The Northeast of India is a region full of wonderful destinations: mysterious forests, pristine lakes and peaceful monasteries. One of the most important of these destinations is the Loktak Lake, a sparkling diamond among the pearls. Loktak lake is the largest fresh water lake in Northeast India and is located in the state of Manipur. People of Manipur are culturally, socially and economically linked with Loktak Lake and hence the lake has been referred to as the lifeline of Manipur. A part of the Lake also hosts the Kei
Save Loktak Lake Campaign Begins in Delhi and Imphal

Save Loktak Lake Campaign Begins in Delhi and Imphal

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Lok Sabha MP Dr. Thokchom Meinya (third from left), Govind Singh from Delhi Greens (center), Dr. Irfan Quereshi from Jamia Millia Islamia (first from right) along with other Save Loktak Campaigners at Gandhi Darshan in New Delhi It is one of the largest freshwater lake in India's North-East and hosts the world's only floating island National Park - the Keibul Lamjao National Park, the last habitat of the less than 200 remaining population of Sangai, the brow antlered dancing deer of Manipur. And now, the rapidly degrading and much threatened Loktak Lake has a second chance - a voice at the Center and an echo from the region. On 7th March, 2010, the North East Center for Environmental Education & Research (NECEER), in partnership with a series of organisations, launched an Int...
Invite: Worldwide Save Loktak Campaign at Gandhi Darshan

Invite: Worldwide Save Loktak Campaign at Gandhi Darshan

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Considered to be the lifeline of Manipur state, North-east’s largest freshwater lake – Loktak – is today in a sorry state. Already declared a Ramsar site- a status given to world’s most threatened wetlands, this rapidly degrading lake has a total area of 300 sq. km. It is home to the endangered Manipur brow antlered deer ‘Sangai’ – Cervus eldi eldi and several plant species. Keibul Lamjao National Park, the only floating national park in the world is situated at the south west part of Loktak Lake. Loktak Lake has been a main source of income and sustenance for inhabitants of the population living around it. However, since the last few decades the lake has been facing all round destructions due to natural as well as anthropogenic activities. Rapid expansion of ‘phumdis’, siltation, p
March 7th, 2010: Save Loktak Lake Campaign

March 7th, 2010: Save Loktak Lake Campaign

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Save Loktak Lake campaigners at India Gate in New Delhi Delhi Greens is proud to partner with the North East Center for Environmental Education & Research (NECEER), Imphal in calling for March 7th, 2010 as a Worldwide Loktak Campaign Day! Being coordinated by NECEER in 20 cities across 3 continents, the day is being marked as a worldwide attempt to raise awareness on the world's only floating National Park - Keibul Lamjao - which is central to the Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in North East India. The Loktak lake has been a main source of income and sustenance for inhabitants of the area. Since the last few decades, the lake has been facing all round destruction owing to both natural and anthropogenic activities. Rapid expansion of ‘phumdis’ (floating islands!!), silta

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