Where is the Harike Wetland?

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Overview:

According to the recent water bird census, the Harike wetland witnessed a decline in migratory birds' arrival this year.

About Harike Wetland:

  • Harike Wildlife Sanctuary also locally known as "Hari-ke-Pattan" is one of the largest wetlands in northern India.
  • It is situated at the confluence of two major rivers of Punjab Sutlej and Beas.
  • Harike wetland came into existence in 1953 due to the construction of a barrage on River Sutlej.
  • It has been designated as one of the Ramsar sites in India.
  • This is a man-made, riverine wetland spreads across three districts of Punjab i.e.,Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Kapurthala.

 


Q1) What is a Wildlife Sanctuary?

A Wildlife Sanctuary can be termed as a large geographical piece of land, usually forested, where animals are kept in their natural habitats.

Source: Migratory bird arrivals at Punjab's Harike wetland decline this season, latest census shows