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Tag: Census

Bhitarkanika to remain out of bounds for tourists from today

Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park will remain out of bounds for visitors for the bird and crocodile census which will be taken up from today. The census will conclude on January 14, official sources said. While the bird counting will begin today, the enumeration of estuarine crocodiles in various water bodies of Bhitarkanika, Gahirmatha, Luna […]

Tiger census begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The biennial census of the big cat began today across different forests of Odisha, forest officials said. The census will continue till February 22 and more than 900 cameras will be used to carry out he census, they said. The state government has joined the National Tiger Census Authority (NTCA) to count the big […]

Tiger Census in Odisha from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The week-long annual Tiger census in Odisha will be undertaken in all forest divisions from tomorrow, informed Secretary, Forest and Environment, Suresh Mohapatra on Thursday. Official sources said, nearly 900 cameras will be installed at several forest divisions to count tiger population using the camera trap and other indirect evidence methods like pug identification […]

Irrawaddy dolphin spotted in Rambha sector of Chilika after 30 years

Bhubaneswar: After almost three decades, Irrawaddy dolphin has been sighted in the Rambha sector of Chilika Lake in Ganjam district. Official sources said the rare Irrawaddy dolphin was spotted at Rambha last week after illegal prawn gheries (enclosures) were demolished in a massive enforcement drive by the Chilika Development Authority (CDA). Besides, the sighting of […]

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Pakistan's Sikh community disappointed at being 'left out' from census

Islamabad: Members and leaders of the Sikh community in Peshawar expressed their disappointment at being “left out” of the national census, saying they feared their community would not be adequately represented in Pakistan’s first national headcount in 19 years. “The concerned department has not included the Sikh minority in the ongoing count. It is not only […]

Dolphin census begins at Chilika

Berhampur: The annual dolphin census began at Chilika lake on Friday. According sources, 26 teams comprising five members in each team, have been deployed for the head count. While, 18 teams are carrying out the census in Chilika, the remaining eight teams are cnduting the census at Chilika sea beach. The census which began at […]

Croc population on rise in Bhitarkanika

Kendrapara: The census of saltwater crocodile at Bhitarkanika showed a rise in their population this year. The annual enumeration, which ended on Wednesday, has put the head-count at 1,682. The census witnessed more 11 crocodiles this time. Last year, the crocodile population in the national park was pegged at 1,671. The authorities of Bhitarkanika Wildife […]

Bhitarkanika National Park to close for annual census

Pattamundai: Bhitarkanika National Park will be closed to public form January 2 to January 8 for the annual census of crocodiles, said Rajnagar forest division official Bimal Prasanna Acharya. Talking to newsmen, Acharya said, “Crocodiles don’t come to land due to movement of boats. So, restriction on movement of boats will be imposed on January […]

Bird count rises in Bhitarkanika

Pattamundai: As many as 1,03,853 country birds have been counted at Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district during the annual bird census. According to sources, 42,408 birds and 61, 445 hatchlings were found in 21,204 nests in the national park during the annual census. This monsoon, the national park witnessed footfall of more 7,416 birds […]