Renuka Wetland

A natural wetland with freshwater springs and inland subterranean karst formations, fed by a small stream flowing from the lower Himalayan out to the Giri river. The lake is ho read more...

  • Location
    Sirmaur District
    Himachal Pradesh
  • Area
    20.00 hectares
  • Wetland Type
    Natural (Inland)
  • Date of Designation
    Nov 08, 2005
 

Values and Benefits

Cultural and spiritual importance
Cultural and spiritual importance
Erosion prevention / Sediment retention
Erosion prevention / Sediment retention
Freshwater for domestic use and irrigation
Freshwater for domestic use and irrigation
Groundwater recharge
Groundwater recharge
Lifecycle maintenance
Lifecycle maintenance
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

Invasive species proliferation
Invasive species proliferation
Pollution
Pollution
Siltation
Siltation
Tourism pressure
Tourism pressure


Ramsar Criteria
Protection Status
Wildlife Sanctuary
Management Authority
Himachal Pradesh Forest Department
SPECIES OF GLOBAL CONSERVATION SIGNIFICANCE
Notable Species
Mahseer
SPECIES COUNT
Reptiles & Ambhibians
23
Plants
42
Data Source
RIS and MoEFCC Factsheet
CITIZEN IMAGES