NLCDC
NATIONAL LAKE CONSERVATION

Ramsar Sites

The convention on wetlands “Ramsar Convention” held in 1971 Ramsar, Iran. It is an intergovernmental treaty that embodies the commitments of its member countries to maintain the ecological character of their Wetlands of International Importance and to plan for the “wise use”, or sustainable use, of all of the wetlands in their territories. Nepal showed its conservation commitment by singing the Ramsar Convention on April 17, 1988. The Koshi Tappu wetland is considered of international significance and was added to the Ramsar list of wetlands of global importance on Decenber 17, 1987. The Ramsar Bureau has designated and listed the nine Ramsar sites of Nepal including Himalayan lakes.

S.No
  Ramsar Sites
 District
 Location
 Ratification date
 Area (ha)
 Zone
 Attitude (m)
1.
Koshi Tappu
 26°39` N
086°59` E
 13/08/03
 17500
 Terai
 90
 2.
 Jagadishpur Reservoir
 Kapilvastu
 27°35` N
083°05` E
 13/08/03
 225
 Terai
 195
 3.
 Ghodaghodi Lake Area
 Kailali
 28°41` N
080°57` E
 13/08/03
 2,563
 Terai
 205
 4.
 Beeshazari and Associated Lakes
 Chitwan
 27°37` N
084°26` E
 13/08/03
 3,200
 Terai
285
 5.
 Rara Lake
 Mugu
 29°30` N
082°05` E
 23/09/07
 1,583
 Himal
 2990
 6.
 Phoksundo Lake
 Dolpa
 29°12` N
082°57` E
 23/09/07
 494
 Himal
 3610
 7.
 Gosaikunda and Associated Lakes
 Rasuwa
 28°05` N
085°25` E
 23/09/07
 1,030
 Himal
 4700
 8.
 Gokyo and Associated Lakes
 Solukhumbu
 27°52` N
080°42` E
 23/09/07
 7,770
 Himal
 5000
 9.
 Mai Pokhari
 Ilam
 
 
 90
 Midhill
2100

 

Designation of lake cluster of Pokhara valley (Phewa, Begnas, Rupa, Dipang, Madi, Gunde, Khaste, Neureni and Kamal Pokhari) of west Nepal in the Ramsar List.