4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Mizoram | Popgen Tech


The National Center for Seismology on Tuesday informed that an earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred 7km west of Champhai district in Mizoram.

Meanwhile, in another development, Mizoram has been named among the list of Indian sites to be recognized as wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, the Union environment ministry said on Tuesday. According to officials, India is aiming to get a Ramsar label for 75 of its wetlands in the 75th year of independence. This is a matter of great importance considering India is working to become a part of global biological diversity.

Notably, the purpose of the Ramsar list is “to develop and maintain an international network of wetlands, important for the conservation of global biological diversity and for sustaining human life, through the maintenance of ecosystem components, processes and benefits.” Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav tweeted, “PM Shri Narendra Modiji’s emphasis on environmental protection and conservation has led to a major improvement in the way India treats its wetlands. I am happy to inform that 5 more Indian wetlands have been gain Ramsar recognition as international wetlands. importance.” He further informed that Karikili Bird Sanctuary, Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest and Pichavaram Mangrove in Tamil Nadu, Sakhya Sagar in Madhya Pradesh and Pala Wetland in Mizoram made it to the coveted list.

Interestingly, the Pala wetland is the largest natural wetland in Mizoram and is spread over 1,850 hectares, while the Karikili Bird Sanctuary is located in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu and is well known for cormorants, egrets, gray herons, darters, spoonbills , gray pelican, white ibis and night heron.

Additionally, Pallikaranai Marsh Forest Reserve is one of the last remaining natural wetlands in Chennai located near the Bay of Bengal, while Pichavaram Mangrove is the second largest mangrove forest in the world covering around 1,100 hectares in area. It is separated from the Bay of Bengal by a sandbar. The other Indian region includes Sakhya Sagar which is located in Madhav National Park in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh and is reported to have an abundant population of swamp crocodiles.

(With inputs from PTI)

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