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India’s first wetland conservation centre comes up in Chennai

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Coinciding with the World Wetland Day, India on Tuesday got its first specialised institution – Centre for Wetland

Conservation and Management (CWCM) – in Chennai which will work as a knowledge hub for various stakeholders for conserving wetlands that occupy 4.6% of the country’s total land area.

The CWCM has been set up as a part of the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Chennai.

It will assist the national and state/UT governments in the design and implementation of policy and regulatory frameworks, management planning, monitoring and targeted research for conservation of wetlands, said the environment ministry in a statement.

At present, India has 42 sites designated as wetlands of international importance under Ramsar convention, covering a surface area of 1.08 million hectares.

Source: TOI

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