Bhitarkanika

10 feet male crocodile rescued from canal in Odisha's Bhitarkanika National Park area

Forest officials had built around 40 wooden barricades around rivers and ponds near Bhitarkanika to prevent crocodiles from straying into the water bodies.

published on : 14th October 2021

Three poachers arrested in Odisha's Bhitarkanika National Park

Acting on a tip-off, forest officials raided a spot in the forest and arrested Shibashambhu Tarai, Madhu Mahalik and Niranjan Mandal of Iswarapur village.

published on : 26th September 2021

Russell’s Viper rescued from village near Bhitarkanika National Park

Forest range officer of Bhitarkanika National Park Dhaneswar Rath said it is not unusual for snakes like Russell’s Viper to sneak into villages.

published on : 12th September 2021

Rare turtle rescued near Bhitarkanika National Park, released into Brahmani river

The incident occurred after the endangered freshwater Indian Peacock softshell turtle got stuck in the nets of a fisherman near Bhitarkanika National Park on September 8.

published on : 10th September 2021

Monsoon bird count up in Odisha's Bhitarkanika

The population of monsoon birds has increased in Bhitarkanika National Park this nesting season.

published on : 1st September 2021

Gharial baby sighted in Odisha's Kendrapara

The baby gharial was caught in the net of a fisherman in Paika river. 

published on : 31st August 2021

Industrial pollution set to pose serious threat to Odisha's Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary

Pressure on freshwater supply and climate change are not the only perils Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary stares at in not so distant future.

published on : 28th August 2021

Encroachers gain amid mangrove loss in Odisha's Bhitarkanika

The issue of encroachments and illegal construction in mangrove forest surfaced after locals sought demolition of all unauthorised structures recently.

published on : 28th August 2021

Odisha: Bhitarkanika's mangrove ecosystem may suffer due to reduced freshwater supply

Besides the indirect influence through loss of mangroves, salinity also directly impacts fish development and growth.

published on : 26th August 2021

Odisha's Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary may starve for freshwater in three decades

The Ramsar site is home to the largest population of salt water crocodiles, rookery for Olive Ridley turtles as well as a cushion against natural calamities.

published on : 25th August 2021

2,500 baby crocs born in Bhitarkanika National Park

 Around 2,500 baby crocodiles were born in Bhitarkanika National Park recently.

published on : 24th August 2021

Irate villagers block entry to Odisha's Bhitarkanika National Park over bad roads

Former Rajnagar MLA Ansuman Mohanty said due to substandard repair and construction work, the main roads in these villages are replete with crater-like potholes. 

published on : 21st August 2021

At 65, Odisha woman fought off a crocodile and lived to tell her tale

She started shouting but instead of waiting for any help, she pricked the eyes of the young crocodile.

published on : 10th August 2021

Residents around Bhitarkanika National Park panic as crocodile drags man into river; body missing

The deceased was identified as 45-year-old Basant Parida, a farmer. This is the fourth attack in three months around the park. 

published on : 8th August 2021

Odisha's Bhitarkanika National Park to reopen for tourists from August 5

The park was closed for visitors from May 1 to July 31 during the mating and nesting seasons of saltwater crocodiles but due to COVID-19, the Forest department extended the closure period to August 8.

published on : 2nd August 2021
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