Medilytix Bureau:

Four more Indian cities getting recognised as wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention is a matter of pride, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

“It is a matter of pride for us that four Indian sites get Ramsar recognition. This once again manifests India’s centuries-old ethos of preserving natural habitats, working towards flora and fauna protection, and building a greener planet,” the PM wrote on Twitter. 

Ramsar recognition

Two sites each from Haryana and Gujarat have been recognised as wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, named after the Iranian city where it was signed, taking the number of such sites in the country to 46, the Union environment ministry has notified. 

According to the ministry, for the first time, two wetlands in Haryana — Sultanpur National Park in Gurgaon and Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary in Jhajjar — have been included in the Ramsar list.

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