Wild species get extinct in Keoladeo
Changes in habitat is one of the reasons why many wild species have disappeared from the national park, say researchers. arathi posted 4 years 6 months ago

Over a span of five decades, eight mammal species have become locally extinct in Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, a study has revealed. 

Habitat keeps changing in the park leading to local extinction of wild species. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Wetlands in deep water
On the World Wetlands Day, save a thought for India’s Ramsar sites, most of them at various stages of deterioration. Swati Bansal posted 4 years 11 months ago

February 2 is observed as the World Wetlands Day. The day marks the date of adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. This year, the theme of the World Wetlands Day is Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Deepor Beel in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Wetlands for water quality management – The science and technology: A paper from Current Issues in Water Management
This paper examines the use of constructed wetlands for water purification. chicu posted 10 years ago

The introduction begins witha brief overview of wetlands: their nature and services offered. These wetlands are ecosystems with water that is static or flowing and characerized by emergent , floating and submerged aquatic vegetation. Some of the services provided by wetlands are fish and fiber, water supply, water purification, flood regulation, recreational opportunities and tourism. It then details the importance of wetlands for water purification.Toxins enter the wetlands through farms, factories and runoff. These toxins are broken down or otherwise buried using a variety of bacteria. 

Location map of Keoladeo National park

Location map of Keoladeo National Park

×