Two new Ramsar sites : Lonar Lake and Sur Sarovar
Environment and Ecology > Protected Area Networks > Wetland conservation
Why in news?
- Two new Ramsar sites have been declared
About the new sites:
- Lonar Lake, Maharashtra: Also known as Lonar crater, it is a notified National Geo-heritage Monument, saline, soda lake, located in Buldhana district, Maharashtra. Lonar Lake was created by an asteroid collision with earth impact during the Pleistocene Epoch.
- Sur Sarovar, Uttar Pradesh: Also known as Keetham lake, it is a scenic lake just outside Agra. Alongside the Keetham Lake is the Agra Bear Rescue Facility, which is a Sloth bear rescue facility dedicated to rehabilitating previously enslaved 'dancing bears'. There are artificially created islands for shelter and breeding grounds to the migratory birds.
- With the new sites, India now has 41 RAMSAR sites.
Which of the following Ramsar sites are Man-made :
3.Chandra Taal Lake
Select the correct answer using the code given below
(b)1 and 2 only
(c)2 and 3 only
(d)1,2 and 3
Answer to prelims question