Basai Wetland – UPSC Prelims

Basai Wetland:
  • The Basai wetlands is a 250 acre shallow wetland located close to Gurugram city.
  • It is recognized as a key biodiversity area by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Wildlife Institute of India and the BirdLife International, a global network of NGOs that work to protect bird habitats.
  • It has shrunk to a quarter of its original size over the years.
  • It lies in one of the paleochannel of the Sahibi River, a tributary of Yamuna which originates from the Aravalli range in Rajasthan and flows through the region.

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