Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve
- Site number:2414
- Area:343.9 ha
- Designation date:26-09-2019
- Coordinates:32°05'N 75°23'E
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The Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve is located in the State of Punjab. The Reserve is a mosaic of natural marshes, aquaculture ponds and agricultural wetlands maintained by the annual rainfall runoff. It is heavily human-influenced, and includes a series of managed fishponds and cultivated crops such lotus and chestnut. This management helps support a variety of flora, with 344 species of plants recorded in the area. In this way, the Site is an example of wise use of a community-managed wetland, which provides food for people and supports local biodiversity. Threatened species present include the vulnerable common pochard (Aythya ferina) and the endangered spotted pond turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii). The Department of Forests and Wildlife Preservation, Punjab, forms the management committee.
Gurdaspur district of Punjab
- National legal designation:
- Community Reserve - Keshopur-miani community reserve
- Last publication date:01-02-2020