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Bhitarkanika National Park

Giant crocodile found dead with plastic trash in stomach

The male crocodile was found in Hansua river near Bijulia village on Sunday. Forest personnel rushed to the village and retrieved the dead crocodile floating in the river.

published on : 29th November 2022

Record 3,700 crocodiles born in Bhitarkanika National Park

Herpetologist and wildlife researcher Dr Sudhakar Kar said the nests, made of mangrove twigs, leaves, mud, etc were sighted in the park.

published on : 1st September 2022

Odisha: 38 baby crocodiles released in Bhitarkanika National Park

Range officer of the park, Manas Das said in 2018, the eggs were kept in a hatchery for proper ventilation and to ensure suitable conditions for hatching.

published on : 26th August 2022

Illegal prawn farm owners evicted from forest land within Bhitarkanika National Park

Additional tehsildar of Mahakalapada Gagan Bihari Das said the encroachers occupying forest land will not be spared.

published on : 25th July 2022

122 salt-water crocodile nests enumerated in Bhitarkanika National Park

Around 122 salt-water crocodile nests have been enumerated in Bhitarkanika National Park during this year’s nesting season.

published on : 20th July 2022

Use pillars to mark high tide line at Chilika lake , Bhitarkanika: Orissa High Court

The Court had suo motu registered a PIL over threat to ecology of Chilika and Bhitarkanika in 2017.

published on : 4th July 2022

Test water quality of Chilika and Bhitarkanika: Orissa High Court

The HC issued the direction in response to the report filed by Amicus Curiae Mohit Agarwal as part of adjudication on a PIL over threat to ecology of Chilika and Bhitarkanika.

published on : 2nd July 2022

Boy fights off crocodile with bare hands near Odisha's Bhitarkanika National Park

The estuarine crocodile grabbed his legs and tried to drag him deep into the river but he started fighting off the reptile.

published on : 31st May 2022

Millions of baby turtles make way to the sea at Gahirmatha  

Millions of baby turtles emerged from the pits at the Nasi-1 and Nasi-2 islands of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary  within Bhitarkanika National Park in the district on Monday night.

published on : 11th May 2022

5 lakh baby prawns worth Rs 4 lakh seized in Bhitarkanika

We released all the seized baby  prawns in the nearby river Patsala,” said Manas Das, Forest range officer of the park. 

published on : 4th May 2022

Odisha's Bhitarkanika National Park to remain closed from May 1

Even local forest dwellers who illegally enter the forest areas to collect honey and wood, have been prohibited from entering the space.

published on : 1st May 2022