bird sanctuaries Articles

  • Keoladeo National Park: highlighting surface water tensions

    Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan, India is a world-class bird sanctuary and world heritage site experiencing serious ecological stress due to drought and upstream dam construction. In response to this reoccurring scarcity of water, Indian authorities have announced a new 17 km pipeline to divert water to the wetland. Both the dam-induced water shortage and proposed pipeline solution raise the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BBA Pump for the RSPB Oldmoor, Wombwell near Barnsley case study

    Situated right at the heart of the Dearne Valley, Old Moor is a wonderful place to come and watch wildlife. The skies, fields and open water are teeming with birds throughout the year.  In the summer the grasslands are ablaze with butterflies and orchids, and you’ll be able to see newly-hatched ducklings. In winter the reserve is an important stopping-off point for ducks, geese and ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Comparative analysis on biological diversity and institutional management of the Marshlands of Southern Iraq

    Framework and goal of the comparative analysis The government of Iraq, assisted by UNESCO, UNEP and IUCN, is currently preparing the nomination of the Iraqi or Mesopotamian Marshlands as a World Heritage site under the name Marshlands of Southern Iraq. Wetlands International was requested by UNEP-DTIE-IETC to carry out an independent comparative analysis of the Marshlands of Southern Iraq ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetlands of International Importance in Russia

    The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat was adopted on the 2nd February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Thus, it has come to be popularly known as the “Ramsar Convention”, and the 2nd of February each year is celebrated as World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Biodiversity and its conservation in the Sundarban Mangrove Ecosystem

    Abstract.  The Sundarban, covering about one million ha in the delta of the rivers Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna is shared between Bangladesh (~60%) and India (~40%), and is the world’s largest coastal wetland. The area experiences a subtropical monsoonal climate with an annual rainfall of 1,600–1,800 mm and severe cyclonic storms. Enormous amounts of sediments carried by the rivers ...


    By Springer

  • Can wetlands save Saint-Louis from drowning?

    Tackling the biggest coastal resilience challenge in West Africa The Senegal River is the second largest river in West Africa and forms the natural border between Senegal and Mauritania for much of its course as it flows west towards the Atlantic Ocean. At the coastal delta it flows past the low river banks of the city of Saint-Louis. From there it turns south, running alongside a ...


    By Wetlands International

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