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India | State of Maharashtra gets first Ramsar site

Spread across 800.96 hectares (ha), the Nandur Madhyameshwar in Niphad tehsil, Nashik, has been declared as Maharashtra’s first Ramsar site on Friday, the Union environment ministry said.

Ramsar sites are wetland areas of international significance under the Ramsar Convention, 1971, an international treaty for the conservation, sustainable utilisation of wetlands, and recognising the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands.

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