According to the recent water bird census, the Harike wetland witnessed a decline in migratory birds’ arrival this year.
About the ‘Harike Wetland’ –
- Harike Wildlife Sanctuary also locally known as “Hari-ke-Pattan” is one of the largest wetlands in northern India.
- It is situated at the confluence of two major rivers of Punjab Sutlej and Beas.
- Harike wetland came into existence in 1953 due to the construction of a barrage on River Sutlej.
- It has been designated as one of the Ramsar sites in India.
- This is a man-made, riverine wetland spreads across three districts of Punjab e., Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Kapurthala.