Why is Deepor Beel famous for?

Why is Deepor Beel famous for?

Deepor Beel has both biological and environmental importance besides being the only major storm water storage basin for Guwahati city. It is considered as one of the staging sites for migratory birds in India; and some of the large congregations of aquatic birds in Assam during winter.

Is Deepor Beel is a wildlife sanctuary?

On August 25, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified the eco-sensitive zone of the Deepar Beel Wildlife Sanctuary on the south-western edge of Guwahati. Deepar Beel is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Assam and the State’s only Ramsar site besides being an Important Bird Area.

Where is Deepor Beel in Guwahati?

Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary, southwest of Guwahati city, is located in Kamrup (metropolitan) district, on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra river. The sanctuary is a permanent freshwater lake with abundant aquatic vegetation.

When was Deepor Beel declared as bird sanctuary?

Status of Conservation of Deepor Beel 4.14 sq km of the total area of Deepor Beel was declared as a Bird Sanctuary by the Assam Government in 1989.

What is the meaning of Beel?

A beel (Bengali and Assamese: বিল) is a billabong or a lake-like wetland with static water (as opposed to moving water in rivers and canals – typically called khaals in Bengali, in the Ganges – Brahmaputra flood plains of the Eastern Indian states of West Bengal, and Assam and in the country of Bangladesh.

How many bird sanctuary are there in Assam?

Wildlife sanctuaries

Sl. No. Name Area (km²)
5 Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary 220
6 Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary 38.80
7 Panidihing Bird Sanctuary 33.93
8 Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary 7.22

Is Deepor Beel a Ramsar site?

Deepor Beel, a perennial freshwater lake and the only Ramsar site in Assam, has shrunk around 35 per cent in size since 1991. It is now spread across 4,014 hectares. The waterbody once attracted exotic birds and tourists and offered livelihood to the fisherfolk.

How many beels are there in Assam?

Assam has 1,392 beels spread over more than 100,000 ha. This includes 322 on the river Barak in the districts of Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar with a water spread of 8,000 ha. Total area of beels associated with the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries in Assam is estimated at 92,000 ha.

Is Beel a valid Scrabble word?

Yes, beal is in the scrabble dictionary.

Which is known as bird sanctuary in Assam?

Pani Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary

Pani-Dihing Bird Sanctuary
Location Sivasagar district, Assam, India
Nearest city Sivasagar
Coordinates 27°7′19″N 94°35′47″E
Area 33.93 km2 (13.10 sq mi)

Which is the first bird sanctuary of India?

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chengalpattu
Established 1936

Which is the largest lake in Assam?

SON BEEL, THE SECOND LARGEST SEASONAL WETLAND IN ASIA The beautiful and mesmerizing lake, Son Beel also called as Shon Bill is the second largest seasonal wetland in Asia and the largest wetland in Assam.

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