Bhitarkanika Mangroves Current Affairs, GK & News
Kendrapara district of Odisha, that is crisscrossed by rivers, creeks and water inlets, has become the only district in India where all three species of crocodiles viz., salt-water, gharial and mugger are found. Key Points District has also claimed fame for its successful conservation programme launched for salt-water or estuarine crocodiles at the Bhitarkanika National Park. The ..
The Olive Ridley Turtles in 2021 are staying away from the Rushikulya river. Millions of Olive Ridley turtle nest near the mouth of Rushikulya river. The nesting time of Olive Ridley turtles is between January and May. This year, they are yet to begin their nesting. In 2020, they began nesting in March. The turtle ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Bhitarkanika Mangroves • Bhitarkanika National Park • CITES • Gahirmatha Beach • Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary • IUCN • Olive ridley • Olive Ridley turtles • Oliver Ridley Turtle • Rushikulya • Rushikulya River • Rushikulya Rookery • Schedule I • Vulnerable • Wildlife Protection Act 1972
The Government of India recently approved Rs 50 crores to develop an all-weather ROPAX in Odisha. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 110 crores. The project aims to launch Roll-on or Roll-off Passenger Jetty connecting Kaninali in Bhadrak district and Talachua in Kendrapara district. About the project The project will ..
Topics: Bhitarkanika Mangroves • Bhitarkanika National Park • Crocodile • dhamra river • Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary • IUCN Red List • jetty • Odisha • Olive ridley • Olive ridley sea turtle • Olive Ridley turtles • ROPAX • wheeler island
The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) of Odisha has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in India with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it. Recently, the enumerators have spotted 101 nests of crocodile in Kanika, Gahirmatha, Mahakalapada and Rajnagar wildlife forest range divisions under the park. As per the ..
Topics: Apex predators • Bhitarkanika Mangroves • Bhitarkanika National Park • Crocodile • Crocodilians • Crocodylidae • Forests of India • Mangrove • Odisha • Saltwater crocodile • Sundarbans • Wetlands of India
The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) is located in Kendrapara district of Odisha and is spread over 672 square kilometers. It is in news recently because the national park has registered an impressive rise in mammal population due to adequate conservation measures and vigil by anti-poaching squad of the forest department. According to the latest head ..