Deepar Beel Wildlife Sanctuary

2021 AUG 28

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Why in news?

  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified the eco-sensitive zone of the Deepar Beel Wildlife Sanctuary on the south-western edge of Guwahati.

Deepar(Deepor) Beel Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • Deepar Beel (Beel means wetland or large aquatic body in Assamese) located in Guwahati,Assam.
  • It is one of the large and important riverine wetlands in the Brahmaputra Valley of lower Assam
  • Deepor Beel is an open lake basin connected with a set of inflow and outflow channels.
  • Deepor Beel has both biological and environmental importance besides being the only major storm-water storage basin for Guwahati city.
  • It is considered one of the staging sites for migratory birds in India; and some of the large congregations of aquatic birds in Assam during winter.
  • Because of the richness of avian fauna it enjoyed, Deepor Beel has been selected as one of the Important Bird Area (IBA) sites by Birdlife International.
  • Deepor Beel has also been designated as a Ramsar Site in November 2002


Which of the following statements are correct regarding Deepar Beel?

1. It is a riverine wetland in the Brahmaputra Valley

2. It is designated as a Ramsar Site in 2002

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2