Tag: Bhitarkanika

Albino crocodile lays eggs

We are maintaining vigil on the eggs laid by the captive female croc. There is possibility that eggs laid by Gori may be infertile. Their fertility contents can be confirmed only if baby crocodiles emerge from them after 40 days of incubation," said forest department officials.

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Bhitarkanika sanctuary: 400 acres encroached for prawn farming

Kendrapara: Nearly 400 acres of land of Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary have been encroached upon for illegal prawn farming in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, an RTI query has revealed. In response to a Right to Information application moved by green activist Biswajit Mohanty, Kendrapara district administration said 377.76 acres of government land has been taken up for […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Birds back in Bhitarkanika with the onset of monsoon

With the onset of monsoon, birds have made Bhitarkanika in Kendrapara district their temporary abode again

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Bhitarkanika national park to remain closed till July 31

Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Kendrapara district will remain closed from today till July 31, informed Rajnagar Forest Department through a notification. The national park which is the natural habitat of crocodiles, remains closed for a period of 3 months every year as the salt water (Baula) crocodiles go through […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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Orissa High Court Orders Eviction Of Illegal Prawn Gherries From Chilika, Bhitarkanika

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has ordered eviction of illegal prawn gherries at Chilika, Bhitarkanika and other eco-sensitive wetland areas in Puri and Ganjam district. While directing the Collectors of…

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Iconic Tourist Sites: Odisha’s Puri and Konark cannot be overlooked, says Union Minister

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: Odisha’s Puri Jagannath Temple and Konark Sun Temple will get ‘iconic heritage’ tag and as they assume historical importance, nobody can overlook them, said Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of State Tourism Ministers’ Conference held in New Delhi on Tuesday, Patel said, “Puri and Konark […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
CM Naveen To Inaugurate Odisha Travel Bazaar On Oct 14

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to inaugurate the third edition of Odisha Travel Bazaar which will focus on business of inbound and domestic tourism on October 14. The Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) will organise the mega event in Bhubaneswar. […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Column: Saving Mangroves

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s mangrove forests are facing a threat like most of its other natural resources. There are disturbing reports about mangroves in Bhitarkanika, one of their best known habitats, being cleared to facilitate illegal prawn culture and construction activities. Nurtured by brackish water, mangroves are a unique plant species found in the […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Crocodile Population Rises In Bhitarkanika National Park

Kendrapara: The number of crocodiles in Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district has increased as per the findings of the latest headcount of the reptiles. At least 1,757 salt-water crocodiles including albino species were counted this year along the water-bodies of Mahanadi deltaic region while the census figure recorded last year stood at 1,742, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Bhitarkanika Reopens For Tourists After Ten-Day Break

Kendrapara: Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district reopened for tourists on Sunday after remaining closed for ten days for the annual census of the estuarine crocodiles, a senior forest official said. The national park receives around one lakh tourists every year, the official said. “The restriction on the visitors was imposed to prevent noise pollution […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Inaugural Edition Of Bhitarkanika Festival On February 7

Kendrapara: The inaugural edition of Bhitarkanika festival will showcase the rich biodiversities, flora and fauna of the internationally acclaimed Ramsar wetland site in Odisha, officials said. The three-day event, which will commence on February 7, will be a joint endeavour by the Forest and Tourism department. Nalitapatia village, lying on the fringes of the core […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Odisha Partners Kerala To Develop Water Tourism

Bhubaneswar: The state tourism department has signed an agreement with the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) for developing water-based tourism in Odisha. Besides housing Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon Chilika lake, the state boasts of a 482-kilometer coastline and eight major reservoirs, apart from several other pristine water bodies where surveys have ascertained […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Kalijai Temple In Chilika Lake
Odisha Govt Plans Cruise Service To Boost Tourism Potential

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to operate day cruise service at five selected water bodies with the participation of the private sector, an official said on Saturday. The tourism department has invited proposals from prospective applicants for organising day cruises at Chilika Lake, Mahanadi, Bhitarkanika, Satkosia George and Hirakud reservoir in Odisha. #Odisha plans […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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Bhitarkanika Reopens For Visitors, Take A Look At The Restrictions Imposed

Kendrapara: After almost a seven-month hiatus, Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara reopened from Thursday (today) for tourists/visitors to enjoy the flora and fauna. The park was closed for tourists and visitors since enforcement of the nation-wide lockdown in March this year in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak. As per the authorities, only those tourists/visitors booking […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
Eco Retreat Festival
Eco Retreat Festival At Bhitarkanika, Hirakud From December 1

Bhubaneswar: To boost the tourism sector in the state which is badly hit due to the pandemic situation, the state tourism department will kick-off  three month-long ‘Eco Retreat Festivals’ at two iconic places of tourist attraction in the state—the  Bhitarkanika National Park and Hirakud Dam– from December 1. While at Bhitarkanika, the country’s second largest […]

  • Friday, 09 April 2021