KENDRAPARA: The picturesque wetland and meadows of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's Kendrapara district has emerged as a congenial habitat for house sparrows.

KENDRAPADA: The Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change recently declared 192 villages around the Bhitarkanika National Park and the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Kendrapada distr

Plans are afoot to declare the boundary of the protected areas of Bhitarkanika wildlife Sanctuary, Bhitarkanika National Park and Gahirmatha (Marine) wildlife division as Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ).

Although the state government has targeted to operate the first phase of National Waterway-5 (NW-5), linking Dhamra-Paradip-Kalinga Nagar by 2017, delay in getting environment clearance for certain

BHUBANESWAR: Dr H R Bustard, an international expert on turtles and crocodiles and their population ecology, said it is perfectly natural for Olive Ridley turtles to miss mass nesting.

It is a tiny piece of heaven on the Odisha coast. The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is where the world's largest living reptile, the estuarine crocodile, is thriving amidst sylvan surroundings after having been brought back from the brink. But now there is trouble with the reptile population booming, posing a threat to the natural balance.

From a strength of 96 crocodiles in 1976, the population now stands at 1,646. A boat ride in some areas can yield crocodile sightings as frequent as one croc a minute, according to a conservationist.

KENDRAPARA: Emergence of millions of baby Olive Ridley marine turtles along the tranquil Gahirmatha beach has brought cheers to conservationists here.

Jajpur: About 16 species of mangrove plants are proved as sources of anti-cancer drugs.

KOLKATA, 2 JAN: An enumeration of the crocodile population has been planned for the first time in the creeks and rivulets of the Sunderbans, Mr Pradip Vyas, director of Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve

Come New Year and the bird poachers are all set to earn a fast buck out of selling migratory birds.