The Montreux Record

 

The Montreux Record is a register of wetland sites on the ‘List of Wetlands of International Importance’ where variations in ecological character have happened, are happen, or are likely to happen as an outcome of technological developments, pollution or other human interference. Wetlands are areas of  fen, marsh,peatland or water, whether artificial or natural, temporary or permanent, with water that is flowing or static,brackish, fresh or salt, including marine water areas, the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres. The Montreux Record should be employed to identify priority sites for positive international and national attention towards conservation.Sites may be removed from and added to the Record only with Contracting Parties’ approval in which they lie.

The Montreux Record maintained as part of the Ramsar List. Currently, 51 sites were listed in the Montreux Record. Indian sites in the like Keoladeo National Park-Rajasthan, Loktak Lake – Manipur are included in Montreux Record.

Question on the topic

Consider the following statements

  1. The Montreux Record is a register of wetland sites
  2. Keoladeo National Park-Rajasthan, Loktak Lake – Manipur are included in Montreux Record.

Select the correct ones

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

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