... Talangama Wetlands - 2012 February - Duration: 2:07. harrogatewine 990 views. Covering an area of 1,397 hectares it is one of the six RAMSAR Wetlands in Sri Lanka. The W etlands Con- This unique ecological setting has made it a favourable nesting and breeding ground for hundreds of species of birds. RAMSAR Wetlands in Sri Lanka Wetlands creates high percentage of Important Birds and Biodiversity Areas.However, these wetlands are often extremely vulnerable. Further, area residents suspect the involvement of a politician in the destruction of the wetlands. Colombo, Sri Lanka, has earned a place among 17 winners of Wetland City Accreditation under a new scheme created by the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty that promotes the conservation and wise use of wetlands worldwide. Coastal wetlands such as Bundala, the only Ramsar site in Sri Lanka, host a large number of migrant bird species that winter in this country from August to April annually. B. Bundala National Park; M. Madu Ganga; W. Wilpattu National Park This page was last edited on 1 September 2015, at … Ramsar Convention is an international treaty with nearly 130 countries as signatories. (-) Remove Wetland type: Human-made wetlands filter Wetland type: Human-made wetlands (-) Remove Region/country: Sri Lanka filter Region/country: Sri Lanka (-) Remove Ramsar criteria: 2 filter Ramsar … Colombo is being considered by the Ramsar Convention’s new program for … The world now boasts its first Ramsar Wetland Cities. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka as a signatory country for the Ramsar convention is to celebrate the day with Sri Lanka’s theme of ‘Wetlands for Sustainable Colombo’ at the Diyasaru Park in Thalawathugoda from January 28 to February 03. In 1992, Bundala was upgraded to a National Park. F rom 21-29 October 2018 delegates from 170 governments and NGOs are gathered in Dubai for the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.. We found interesting differences in waterbird communities of two natural (Bundala Ramsar site) and seven artificial wetlands (irrigation tanks, salt ponds, rice paddies) in south-east Sri Lanka. This list may not reflect recent changes . Eighteen cities were declared as wetland cities across the globe and Colombo emerged the only South Asian city amongst them. The city of Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and its economic, political, and cultural focal point. This National Park is extremely likely to be adversely affected by a giant oil refinery proposed to be constructed near its boundary and by other development projects scheduled for the south. The wetlands o f Sri Lanka, which fit into the Ramsar definition, can be divided into three broad categories: Inland natural fresh water w etlands (e.g. In 1990, the Bundala lagoons of Sri Lanka became the countrys first Ramsar site a wetland of international importance for migratory waterfowl. The mission of Ramsar is ‘the conservation and wise use of wetlands by national action and international cooperation as a means to achieving sustainable development throughout the world’. The wetlands of Sri Lanka, which fit into the Ramsar definition, can be divided into three broad categories: • Inland natural freshwater wetlands (e.g., rivers, streams, marshes, swamps, forests and shallow lakes) • Marine and saltwater wetlands (e.g., lagoons, estuaries, mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs) • Man-made wetlands Photo: Samurdhi Ranasinghe/IWMI. Located between the towns Chilaw and Puttalam, the Anawilundawa Wetland is formed by a complex of seven interconnected irrigation reservoirs. Recent studies have indicated that the Bundala National Park and its wetlands are being degraded due to various adverse factors. • This wetland consist of six large man made tanks and 3 peripheral tanks interconnected to create a complex irrigation system. Sri Lanka has one Ramsar site so far - that of Bundala National Park on the south coast. Since October 2018, it is also South Asia's only Wetland City under the Ramsar Convention. Pages in category "Ramsar sites in Sri Lanka" The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total. This led to the declaration of Bundala as Sri Lanka’ s first Ramsar wetland – a wetland of international importance especially for migratory waterfowl, in 1990. In 1990, Sri Lanka became a member of The Ramsar Convention, a national treaty that provides the framework for national action for wetland conservation and wise use of their resources. The Convention on Wetlands came into force for Sri Lanka on 15 October 1990. Anawilundawa Ramsar Wetland • Anawilundawa Sanctuary is one of the 6 RAMSAR wetlands in Sri Lanka • The sanctuary covers 1,397 hectares lying between the costal line and the Negambo – Putlam railway line. 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