Bhitarkanika National Park Has Been Temporarily Closed For Visitors
Bhitarkanika National Park Has Been Temporarily Closed For Visitors: Bhitarkanika National Park will remain temporarily closed for nine days from January 5.
As part of the ongoing census initiative of saltwater crocodiles and birds, Bhitarkanika Park will remain inaccessible to visitors for nine days from Friday, January 5. The objective of this is to maintain a noise-free environment, thereby facilitating the smooth execution of the census drive.
The census will be conducted in five ranges by teams of forest department staff and experts under the supervision of Sudarshan Gopinath Yadav, divisional forest officer, Rajnagar Mangroves and Wildlife Division. The counting process will include rivers and canals in Mahakalpada, Rajnagar, Gahirmatha, and Kania.
Tourists are urged to plan their visits accordingly, keeping in mind the temporary closure of the park during this period.
January 2022 Report
As per the January 2022 report, there were 1784 crocodiles in Bhitarkanika. The following year, 2023, the number of crocodiles in the park increased to 1793.
Bhitarkanika is located in the northeastern Kendrapara district of eastern India, and it is a vast sanctuary famous for its diverse wildlife. The park is home to saltwater crocodiles, Indian pythons, king cobras, darters, and innumerable other flora and fauna species. Additionally, it serves as a habitat for many mangrove species, establishing itself as the second-largest mangrove ecosystem in India.
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