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Special drive to remove illegal prawn gheries from Chilika

The 1200 sq km Chilika lake is spread over the three districts of Ganjam, Puri and Khurda. Mafias constructed the gheries inside the vast lake illegally for prawn culture, as prawn business is very lucrative.

Chilika wildlife division starts preparations for migratory birds

Chilika wildlife division starts preparations for migratory birds

All preparations would be completed by next week, when the migratory birds were expected to arrive.

46 Indian monuments nominated for World Heritage Site list

46 Indian monuments nominated for World Heritage Site list

India has submitted a list of 46 monuments for their inclusion as Unesco World Heritage Sites, parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Irrawaddy dolphin population in Chilika drops

Irrawaddy dolphin population in Chilika drops

The population of Irrawaddy dolphin in Chilika lake in Odisha, famous for one of the biggest habitats for the sea mammal, dwindled as their number dropped from 153 in 2013 to 144 this year, state's Chief Wildlife Warden S S Srivastav said.

More birds visit Chilika Lake

More birds visit Chilika Lake

The number of feathered guests to the famous Chilika lake in Odisha, the biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, increased this winter.

Poacher arrested from Kalupada

Poacher arrested from Kalupada

Wildlife officials have arrested a bird poacher from Kalupada under Tangi wildlife range in Chilika lake and seized 22 dead birds from him along with a country boat.

Restriction imposed in Nalabana Bird Sanctuary for census

Restriction imposed in Nalabana Bird Sanctuary for census

Ahead of the annual bird census on January 9, Odisha government has imposed restrictions on all activities at the Nalabana Bird Sanctuary in Chilika Lake.

Patrolling intensified in Chilika Lake in new year

Patrolling has been intensified in and around Chilika Lake of Odisha to prevent killing of birds in the new year here which is home to millions of winged guests in winter.

Chilika lagoon named `destination flyways` by United Nations World Tourism Organization

Odisha`s Chilika lagoon, which is a hotspot for biodiversity, has been named `destination flyways` by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) following its inclusion in a list of eight such sites worldwide.

Poachers kill 25 migratory birds in Chilika Lake, 2 held

Despite security cover over migratory birds at Chilika lake, about 80 kilometre from here, poachers have killed at least 25 of the species from Nalabana bird sanctuary area.

Drop in the number of migratory birds visiting Chilika Lake

The arrival of winged visitors to Chilika Lake, the biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, has dropped this season with 1.58 lakh fewer migratory birds sighted than the previous season.

Nine near-threatened bird species sighted in Chilika Lake

Nine near-threatened bird species were sighted this winter at Chilika Lake, Asia`s largest brackish water lagoon, in Odisha, an official said Monday.

Migratory bird poaching continuing in Chilika

Poaching of migratory birds is continuing unabated in Chilika lake despite steps taken by the forest department to prevent it.

Three lakh birds arrive at Chilika Lake

Nearly three lakh winter migratory and resident birds have arrived at Chilika Lake, Asia`s largest brackish water lagoon situated in Odisha, since the middle of October, a state wildlife official said Saturday.

Bird poacher arrested near Chilika lake

In the first poaching case in the Chilika lake during this migratory season, wildlife officials have arrested a bird poacher at Balipatapur, official sources said.

Patrolling stepped up in Chilika lake to prevent poaching

With the onset of winter, patrolling has been stepped up in Chilika lake, which attracts thousands of winged guests during this time every year.

Few birds in Chilika

Number of birds found taking shelter in Chilika, the biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, has come down during this summer as compared to last year.

Migratory birds continue winter sojourn in Chilika lake

Some migratory birds flocking the famous Chilika lake in Odisha during winter have continued to stay back at the lagoon, a trend dubbed as unusual by birdwatchers.

Dead migratory birds seized from Chilika

Wildlife officials today seized 37 dead migratory birds at Kalupada from a bag from the banks of the Chilika Lake as three poachers managed to escape.

Dolphin population rises to 152 in Chilika Lake

Good news for wildlife lovers from the Chilika Lake. The population of Irrawaddy dolphins has increased by 4.6 per cent as compared to last year`s census.