Union Government notifies Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017

Posted on:30 Sep 2017 09:56:47
Union Government notifies Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017
30 September 2017 Current Affairs: The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) notified new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 to prohibit range of activities in wetlands.

Wetland is transitional land between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems where the water table is usually at or near the surface or it may be land covered by shallow water.

There are 115 wetlands officially identified by Central Government and of those 26 are identified as wetlands of international importance under Ramsar Convention (an international intergovernmental treaty for the conservation of wetlands to which India is a party).

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