World Wetlands Day: Has India been able to protect these important ecosystems?

As the world celebrated Wetlands Day on February 2, India added two more wetlands to its Ramsar list, taking the tally to 49. The unique ecosystem has a very important role and is particularly known to act as a natural sponge to prevent natural calamities. Here are some fascinating facts about wetlands and their status in India today

02 February,2023 02:25 PM IST
World Wetlands Day: Has India been able to protect these important ecosystems?
The Pallikaranai marshland in Chennai is one of the many wetlands in India. Photo: istock

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