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Official nameNandur Madhameshwar
Designated27 Jan 2020
Reference no.2410[1]

Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary is located at Niphad Tehsil of Nashik District, known as the Bharatpur[2] of Maharashtra.

It is designated as Ramsar site and it's a Maharashtra's first Ramsar site.[1]

A stone pickup is constructed across river Godavari at Nandur Madhmeshwar.[3] This resulted into the formation of rich environment for biological diversity. Many species of plants like Babul, Tamarind, Neem, Jamun, Vilayati, Maharukh, Pangara, Mango, Eucalyptus, are found here, also some aquatic plant species are available.[4][5]


Wetland of International importance

The International Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has declared Nandur Madhameshwar wetland in Niphad tahsil of Nashik district as Ramsar wetland. This is the first wetland in the state and among the Seventy-five wetlands in India declared by the Convention as Ramsar sites on January 27, days ahead of International Wetlands Day on February 2. “Nandur Madhmeshwar wetland has been formed by shallow backwaters of Nandur Madhmeshwar dam and is known as Maharashtra ‘s Bharatpur. It lies in the 100 sq km Nandur Madhameshwar sanctuary formed in 1986,” said Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Nitin Kakodkar.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Nandur Madhameshwar". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ Bharatpura of Maharashtra
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Maharashtra Forest Department". Archived from the original on 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2016-06-08.
  5. ^ "Flamingos, Indian coursers flock Nandur Madhmeshwar sanctuary | Nashik News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Nandur Madhmeshwar wetland becomes Maharashtra's first Ramsar sites". 29 January 2020.