Tag: Chilika Lake

Five migratory birds recovered, poachers flee

Brahmagiri (Puri): A special team of Forest staff of Brahmagiri Wildlife Range recovered four dead migratory birds and a live migratory bird during a raid on Ghatukuli village near Chilika lake in the wee hours today. Acting on a tip-off, the team raided the outskirts area of the village and recovered the five winged guests. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Expert team to visit Puri; fix erosion at Swarga Dwar

Bhubaneswar/Puri: A team of technical experts will soon visit Puri to take stock of the situation arising out of surging sea waves threatening to wash away the road near Swarga Dwar, the Hindu cremation ground in the pilgrim town. Briefing media persons after a high level review meeting of the Puri-Konark Development Authority (PKDA) presided […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
23 migratory birds carcass seized, 1 held

Bhubaneswar: As many as 23 migratory birds carcass were seized by Tangi wildlife department officials and one arrested on Sunday in connect with this. Sources said the deceased birds were of Purple Moren and Brown Crake species. The arrested person, Arun Kalesi, had killed the birds from Chilika Lake with the help of other poachers […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Dinosaur Replica at Bird Habitat in Chilika to Be Dismantled

Bhubaneswar: Orissa Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has decided to dismantle a replica dinosaur for a Jurassic Park planned at Chadheihaga Island, a bird habitat on the Chilika lake, following objection from environmentalists.

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Chilika lake largest habitat of Irrawaddy dolphins globally

Bhubaneswar: The Chilika lake in Odisha has emerged as the single largest habitat of Irrawaddy dolphins in the world with the spotting of 155 such animals, a Chilika Development Authority (CDA) official said. The finding is based on the preliminary report of the first ever ‘Annual Monitoring’ of the lake held on Saturday, CDA Chief […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Migratory birds yet to begin homeward journey from Chilika

Berhampur: The migratory birds, which had flocked to Odisha’s Chilika lake for their winter sojourn, have not yet started their homeward journey, a senior forest official said. Availability of food and safety might be the reason for their prolonged stay in the lake though day temperature is on the rise, Divisional Forest Officer of Chilika […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Poacher held with 10 dead migratory birds

Berhampur: Wildlife officials have arrested a poacher and seized 10 dead migratory birds from his possession near Chilika lake in Odisha, forest officials said today. The poacher was caught from Ujad Gopinathpur while trying to flee after hunting 10 Purple Moorhens yesterday, Divisional Forest Officer, Chilika Wildlife Division, Bikash Ranjan Das, said. “We suspect that […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Odisha prepares master plan for Chilika development

Bhubaneswar: With Chilika Lake holding out vast tourism potential, the Odisha government has decided to implement a master plan for making the lagoon as a world class tourist destination. The state government has already assigned an agency for preparing the master plan. The final report of the master plan is likely to be presented to […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Migratory birds head back home with rise in temperature

Berhampur: With sudden rise in the day temperature, the visiting migratory birds to famous Chilika lake in Odisha have begun the long journey back home. Fifty per cent of the migratory birds, who made the lake their home, have already left Chilika while the rest are likely to leave soon, Divisional Forest Offier (DFO) of […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Boat Capsize
Day after Chilika boat capsize, focus on safety features

Berhampur: With a fishing boat ferrying picnickers capsizing in Chilika Lake that claimed four lives the day before, safety features in the country’s largest brackish water lagoon has come into the focus. Besides tourist boats, a large number of fishing boats operate from lakeside villages to ferry visitors to exotic locations inside the lagoon. Such […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Wildlife dept gears up to prevent poaching in Chilika lake

Berhampur: Wildlife personnel have geared up to prevent poaching in Odisha’s Chilika lake apprehending large-scale killing of birds for the ensuing ‘Chhadakhai’ day which comes after the holy month of Kartik. On this day, Odias who forgo non-vegetarian food during Kartik indulge in large-scale killing of birds as the demand for non-vegetarian food goes up, […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
With onset of winter, winged guests start arriving at Chilika Lake

Khurda: With the onset of winter in the State, thousands of migratory birds have started arriving at Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia. Various species of the winged guests including Northern pintail, Gadwali, shovellers, Flamingo and Brahmani ducks are being spotted descending on the mudflats of the lake. The arrival of the […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Chilika Lake nominated for World Heritage Site list

India has submitted a list of 46 monuments for their inclusion as Unesco World Heritage Sites, parliament was informed on Wednesday

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Rise in avian guests at Chilika

Khurda: The number of winged species in Chilika Lake, Asia’s second largest marine water lagoon has increased this year. According to latest reports from the ongoing bird census carried out in this biggest waterfowl habitat, the total number of birds recorded this year is 10, 47,968 which is significantly higher than 8, 93,390 recorded last […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Fishermen protest proposal of water aerodrome on Chilika Lake

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Centre and the State are crossing swords over the proposal to set up a water aerodrome on Chilika Lake, environmental activists and fishermen today protested the move and warned of intensifying their agitation against the project. At a presser, Chilika Matsyajibi Mahasangh (CMM) today said that the new proposal […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021