Agencies working towards making Haiderpur wetland in west Uttar Pradesh a Ramsar site

By Deepanwita Gita Niyogi, writing in, Down To Earth

“An important wetland such as this which falls in the Ganga basin should be protected at all costs so that biodiversity can be conserved,” Shailendra Singh of non-profit Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)-India, said.

TSA is conducting a survey of river turtles in Haidepur to assess their habitat and population. The turtle survey, the total funding for which stands at Rs 3 lakh, is almost over. The funding has been given by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).

“We are finalising the report. We have found nine species of river turtles and we think two more can be found,” Singh said..... Read the rest of the article from Down To Earth HERE

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