Bhitarkanika National Park Current Affairs, GK & News

Bhitarkanika National Park

Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha received designation in 1998 and obtained the status of a Ramsar site in 2002. It is located 35 km from Chilika lake. Migratory birds in and around Bhitarkanika National Park and Chilika lake left few weeks earlier than usual due to the soaring temperature in the region. Usually, these birds ..

Odisha’s Kendrapara district: Only place to have all 3 Crocodile Species

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 ..

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Olive Ridley Turtles stay away from Rushikulya river

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 ..

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ROPAX Jetty Project on River Dhamra

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 ..

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Report says Dolphins of Odisha’s Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary has halved

The Forest Department of the Odisha State Government conducted a census at Chilika lake to count the number of dolphins at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha. The Sanctuary is a part of Bhitarkanika National Park of Odisha. The report was released in February 24, 2020. Highlights According to the report, the dolphin count came down ..

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Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park Census: Increase in Salt Water Crocodiles

According to the recent census at the Bhitarkanika National Park, the population of salt water (or estuarine) crocodiles have increased to 1,757 as compared to 1,742 in 2018. Highlights The peak winter is the ideal time to carry out the census as it exposes more than 50% of mud banks. Around 22 teams were formed ..

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