Harike Lake

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Harike Lake

  • Country: 
    India
  • Site number: 
    462
  • Area: 
    4,100 ha
  • Designation date: 
    23-03-1990
  • Coordinates: 
    31°13'N 75°12'E
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Overview

Harike Lake. 23/03/90; Punjab; 4,100 ha; 31°13'N 075°12'E. Bird Sanctuary. A shallow water reservoir with thirteen islands, at the confluence of two rivers. Dense floating vegetation covers 70% of the lake. An important site for breeding, wintering and staging birds, supporting over 200,000 Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.) during migration. The entire lake is leased on an annual basis to commercial fishery organizations. Ramsar site no. 462. Most recent RIS information: 1990.

Administrative region: 
Punjab

  • National legal designation: 
    • bird sanctuary
    • wildlife sanctuary
  • Last publication date: 
    23-03-1990

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