Bhoj Wetland

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Bhoj Wetland

  • Country: 
    India
  • Site number: 
    1206
  • Area: 
    3,201 ha
  • Designation date: 
    19-08-2002
  • Coordinates: 
    23°14'N 77°20'E
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Overview

Bhoj Wetland. 19/08/02. Madhya Pradesh. 3,201 ha. 23°14'N 077°20'E. Two contiguous human-made reservoirs - the "Upper Lake" was created in the 11th century by construction of an earthen dam across the Kolans River, and the lower was constructed nearly 200 years ago, largely from leakage from the Upper, and is surrounded by the city of Bhopal. The lakes are very rich in biodiversity, particularly for macrophytes, phytoplankton, zooplankton, both natural and cultured fish species, both resident and migratory birds, insects, and reptiles and amphibians. Since implementation of a management action plan was begun in 1995 with financial support from the government of Japan, a number of bird species have been sighted which had rarely or never before been seen in the region. WWF-India has been of great assistance in preparing the site's designation. A photo essay is available at http://ramsar.org/photo_essay_india_bhoj.htm. Ramsar site no. 1206. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
Madhya Pradesh

  • National legal designation: 
    • protected area
  • Last publication date: 
    19-08-2002

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