Haiderpur wetland

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Context:
The forest department in Uttar Pradesh is working along with conservation organisations to eventually make the Haiderpur wetland in Muzaffarnagar district a Ramsar site.
Key Points:
● Fed by the Ganga and Solani rivers, the wetland came into existence in 1984 after the construction of the Madhya Ganga Barrage on the former.
● It is spread over 1,214 hectares.
● It is located within the boundaries of the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary.
● It is an important stopover destination for winter migratory birds like the Greylag goose and the Barheaded goose.
● The Haidepur wetland has been identified under Namami Gange, a flagship programme of the Government of India launched in 2014, as a model wetland along the Ganga.

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