East Kolkata Wetlands

World-renowned as a model of a multiple use wetland, the site's resource recovery systems, developed by local people through the ages, have saved the city of Calcutta from the read more...

  • Location
    Kolkata District
    West Bengal
  • Area
    12500.00 hectares
  • Wetland Type
    Natural (Inland)
  • Date of Designation
    Aug 19, 2002
 

Values and Benefits

Climate regulation / carbon sink
Climate regulation / carbon sink
Fisheries
Fisheries
Moderation of extreme events / flood buffer
Moderation of extreme events / flood buffer
Scientific and educational importance
Scientific and educational importance
Tourism and Recreation
Tourism and Recreation
Water purification
Water purification

Threats

Encroachment
Encroachment
Pollution
Pollution
Siltation
Siltation


Ramsar Criteria
Protection Status
Protected under the East Kolkata Wetlands(Conservation and Management) Act, 2006
Management Authority
East Kolkata Wetland Management Authority
SPECIES OF GLOBAL CONSERVATION SIGNIFICANCE
Notable Species
"Catla, Rohu, Common Water Monitor, Aztech Arrowhead"
SPECIES COUNT
Mammals
20
Reptiles & Ambhibians
49
Plants
120
Data Source
RIS and MoEFCC Factsheet