Pokhara Lakes in Ramsar Site
The Government of Nepal has listed nine lakes of Kaski in Ramsar site. Furthermore, the lakes lies in Pokhara and Lekhnath. World Wetlands Day comes every year on 2nd February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2nd February, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar.
Similarly, District Development Committee of Kaski and Pokhara Valley Lake Protection Committee jointly announced the inclusion of the basin areas of Phewa, Begnas, Rupa, Dipang, Maidi, Khaste, Nyureni, Kamaltal and Gude lakes on the Ramsar list.
The declaration was done in World Wetlands Day which was celebrated in 2nd February. Furthermore, The day mark the date of the implementation of the Convention on Wetlands on 2nd February, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Mr. Pradeep Acharya, Member of National Lake Conservation Development Committee (NLCDC ) delivered the speech at the ceremony.
Pokhara Ramsari Site
According to Mr. Pradeep, Detail Project Report was prepared by NLCDC with the support of many governmental and non governmental organization. Furthermore,the focal point of his speech was the participation of the locals national priority which helps in the sustainability of the community, preservation and conservation of the lakes and the livelihood of the people. Similarly, He promises to audiences of Pokhara that NLCDC is ready to cooperate for conservation of the lakes in Pokhara.
Nepal was already home to nine Ramsar. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Gosaikunda of Rasuwa, Jagdishpur of Kapilvastu, Rara of Mugu, Ghodaghodi of Kailali, Maipokhari of Ilam and Bishajari Lake of Chitwan is on the Ramsar list.
Wetlands considered as storage of biological diversities have an important role in the ecosystem. Nepal is involved with the convention since 1987. Similarly, the wetland is an important part of tourism. It brings many advantages, including water supplies, food and building materials, groundwater recharge, flood control, and processing of wastes. Finally,they are an important resource for tourism and recreation, and many are sacred sites.
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