Tag: T.N. wetlands mission


Environment and Ecology T.N. wetlands mission Ecological restoration of the Otteri lake located inside the Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP), Vandalur, was initiated at the launch of Tamil Nadu Wetlands Missions to mark the World Environment Day. Forests Minister M. Mathiventhan inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Wetlands Mission, under which 100 wetlands have been identified to be mapped and ecologically restored. The objective of the ecological restoration is to increase the water storage capacity. The mission seeks to engage local communities and NGOs and has roped in 187 iranila nanbargal (friends of wetlands) so far. Note Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Also known as "The Convention on Wetlands". An Intergovernmental environmental treaty established in 1971 in Ramsar, Iran by UNESCO. Came into force - 1975. Out of 75 in Nation, 14 Ramsar sites are in Tamil Nadu.