Need for the conservation of wetland ecosystems: A case study of Ansupa Lake (Orissa, India) using remote sensing based data

Freshwater basins are vulnerable to human-induced change for a number of reasons. The change detection study of Ansupa lake, Orissa was carried out by using multi-temporal satellite data clearly indicates the decrease in wetland area. Due to high anthropogenic pressure, the wetland is shrinking day-by-day. Finally, for restoration efforts to be successful, local communities must participate actively in cooperation with local governments in accordance with the principle of co management.