Forests | VOL. 11, ISSUE 68, September-October 2011 |

Keoladeo Ghana National Park

The Keoladeo National Park (KNP), Bharatpur - one of the most renowned artificial wetlands in the world, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1985. In the recent past, both the wetland and its heritage tag have been threatened, due mainly to the scarcity of water. Traditionally the main source of water for the Park was derived from the Ajan Bund (embankment) - constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mahl between 1726-1763 to protect the town of Bharatpur from recurring floods of...

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