Mai Pokhari

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Mai Pokhari
Location Ilam District, Nepal
Coordinates 27°0′25″N 87°55′48″E / 27.00694°N 87.93000°E / 27.00694; 87.93000Coordinates: 27°0′25″N 87°55′48″E / 27.00694°N 87.93000°E / 27.00694; 87.93000
Area 90 ha (220 acres)
Established October 2008

Mai Pokhari is a wetland in the Ilam District of Nepal that was designated a Ramsar site in October 2008. It covers 90 ha (220 acres) and is located at an altitude of 2,100 m (6,900 ft). Invasion of exotic Japanese pine in the watershed and gold fish has adversely affected the indigenous floral and faunal species, especially birds and amphibians.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kafle, Gandhiv and Isidro A. T. Savillo (2009). Present status of Ramsar sites in Nepal. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 1 (5): 146–150.