Deepor Beel

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  • January 10, 2023
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Environment & Ecology
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Context: Deepor Beel, Assam’s only Ramsar site, which is troubled by development projects and urban waste, has 30 more waterfowl species than the total counted in 2022, a bird survey has found.

About Deepor Beel:

  • Deepor Beel (Beel means wetland or large aquatic body in Assamese) is located Southwest of Guwahati.
  • It is considered one of the largest and important riverine wetlands in the Brahmaputra Valley of lower Assam, India.
  • Due to the richness of avian fauna, it has been selected as one of the Important Bird Area (IBA) sites by Birdlife International.
  • It was designated a Ramsar site in 2002 for sustaining a range of aquatic life forms besides 219 species of birds.
  • A Ramsar Site is a wetland designated to be of international importance under the Convention on Wetlands, held at the Iranian city of Ramsar in February 1971.

Source: The Hindu

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Consider the following pairs:

Wetland/Lake:                      Location

  1. Hokera Wetland Punjab
  2. Renuka Wetland Himachal Pradesh
  3. Rudrasagar Lake Tripura
  4. Sasthamkotta Tamil Nadu

How many pairs given above are correctly matched? (2022)

  1. Only one pair
  2. Only two pairs
  3. Only three pairs
  4. All four pairs

Q.2) Which one of the following has been constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986? (2022)

  1. Central Water Commission
  2. Central Ground Water Board
  3. Central Ground Water Authority
  4. National Water Development Agency


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