Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary Receives Recognition from Ramsar Convention

Published By : Admin | September 29, 2012 | 16:41 IST
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The Magnificent bird sanctuary of Nalsarovar receives Recognition from Ramsar Convention.

Nalsarovar attracts more than 200 species of birds every winter.

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is spread over 12,000 hectares that attracts around 75,000 tourists annually.

A destination for Millions of Birds, Nalsarovar gives a delightful view during winters and spring.

Recently, Nalsarovar – a bird sanctuary situated at 64 kms on the west of Ahmedabad received recognition from Ramsar Convention. Ramsar Convention” (signed in the town of Ramsar, Iran in 1971), is a Convention on Wetlands, an intergovernmental treaty that embodies the commitments of its member countries to maintain the ecological character of their Wetlands of International Importance and to plan for the "wise use” in their territories.

The lake spread across 120km is home to numerous rare and common migratory species like Rosy Pelicans, Flamingos, White Storks, Brahminy Ducks and Herons. Not only is it a paradise for the lover of nature, but also Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is also a feast for those who have interest in birds and wildlife. It attracts around 75,000 tourists annually.

Tourism industry in Gujarat marks a massive upswing with 30% rise in tourist arrival in last two year. State Government’s efforts in pace with the vision of Chief Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to promote the tourism Industry has reaped the fruits and placed the tourist destinations of Gujarat on the Global front.

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in an event in Tokyo today to launch discussions for an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). The event saw the presence of President of the USA H.E. Mr. Joseph R. Biden and Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Mr. Kishida Fumio, as well as the virtual presence of leaders of other partners countries viz. Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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He expressed India’s commitment towards working with all Indo-Pacific countries for an IPEF which is both inclusive and flexible. He underlined that the foundation of resilient supply chains must be 3T’s – Trust, Transparency and Timeliness.

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