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Odisha Wetland Authority approves implementation of an integrated management plan for Chilika

The Odisha Wetland Authority has recently approved implementation of an integrated management plan for Chilika (India’s largest brackish water lagoon), and Ansupa (State’s largest freshwater lake). The plan for Chilika & Ansupa will cost Rs 180 crore. The 5-year management of lakes is intended at strengthening livelihood of thousands of fishermen relying on the two ..

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BNHS to open its first regional centre near Chilika Lake

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), one of India’s premier avian research institutes, will start operating its first regional centre or avifauna observatory on the campus of Wetland Research and Training Centre near Chilika Lake (Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon), Odisha. Key Facts The avifauna observatory will carry out research on avian disease by collecting ..

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Irrawaddy Dolphins

Irrawaddy dolphin is an oceanic dolphin that lives in brackish water near the coasts or mouths of the rivers and even in the estuaries in South and Southeast Asia. They are characterised by slaty blue to slaty gray colour while the underparts are relatively pale. It has a typical bulging forehead and short beak. They ..

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Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust, Odisha

Situated on the banks of Chilika Lake in Odisha, Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trusthas won the prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organisation Awards. The trust was honoured with the coveted award for “Innovation in Tourism Enterprise” at the 14th UNWTO Awards ceremony held in Madrid, Spain Based on the principles of community ownership and Eco-Tourism, UNWTO award for ‘Innovation in Tourism Enterprise’ ..

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Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust of Odisha wins prestigious UNWTO Award

Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust in Odisha has won prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Award for Innovation in Tourism Enterprise at 14th UNWTO Awards ceremony held in Madrid, Spain. The award was given in recognition of Mangalajodi’s business model that is both economically viable and environmentally sustainable based on principles of community ownership and Eco ..

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