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Menar Village in the Udaipur district is set to be notified as Rajasthan’s new wetland. This will pave the way for getting the Ramsar site status for this village.
Note: At present, Rajasthan has two wetlands recognised as Ramsar sites – Keoladeo Ghana in Bharatpur district and Sambhar Salt Lake in Jaipur district.
Menar is a village located in Udaipur district, Rajasthan.
The village is recognised as the “bird village” following community-driven conservation efforts.
The village has two lakes – the Brahma and Dhandh. These lakes play host to more than 150 species of local and migratory birds in the winter season.
These include Greater Flamingo, White-tailed Lapwing, Pelican, Marsh Harrier, Bar-headed Goose, Common Teal, Greenshank, Pintail, Wagtail, Green Sandpiper and Red-wattled Lapwing.
The volunteers known as Pakshi Mitras (friends of birds) are maintaining the lakes as a safe haven for birds.
Source: The post is based on the article “Rajasthan’s ‘bird village’ set to be declared wetland” published in The Hindu on 25th June 2022.