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About Kanjli Wetland
- It is an artificial Wetland, located in the Kapurthala District of Punjab, built-in 1870.
- It was designated as a Ramsar wetland site on 22nd January 2002.
- It covers a surface area of 183 hectares.
- It is a freshwater wetland.
- Kali Bein was turned into a water storage area for irrigation by the building of a small dam in 1870.
- Designation: Criteria 3 – Criteria based on species and ecological communities.
- Wetland Type: River stretch
- Protection Status: Conservation Reserve
- Management Authority: Department of Forest and Wildlife Preservation, Punjab
Species richness found in Kanjli Wetland
- 97 Birds
- 11 Fishes
- 4 Mammals
- 35 taxa of Invertebrates
Values and Benefits of Kanjli Wetland
- Provides water for irrigation
- It acts as a buffer against floods
- It helps in Purifying waste-water
- Traps sediment
- Recharges groundwater
- Habitat for several
- Recreation and tourism
- Scientific and educational values
- Holy river associated with Guru Nanak Dev ji
Major threats for Kanjli Wetland
- Hydrological regime alteration
- Pollution from upstream cities and towns
- Water hyacinth proliferation