Bhitarkanika Mangroves

One of the finest remaining patches of mangrove forests along the Indian coast - 25 years of continued conservation measures have made the site one of the best known wildlife s read more...

  • Location
    Kendrapara District
    Odisha
  • Area
    65000.00 hectares
  • Wetland Type
    Natural (Coastal)
  • Date of Designation
    Aug 19, 2002
 

Values and Benefits

Climate regulation / carbon sink
Climate regulation / carbon sink
Erosion prevention / Sediment retention
Erosion prevention / Sediment retention
Fisheries
Fisheries
Lifecycle maintenance
Lifecycle maintenance
Moderation of extreme events / flood buffer
Moderation of extreme events / flood buffer
Scientific and educational importance
Scientific and educational importance
Tourism and Recreation
Tourism and Recreation

Threats

Aquaculture
Aquaculture
Extreme events / Climate change
Extreme events / Climate change
Hydrological regime alteration
Hydrological regime alteration
Pollution
Pollution
Unsustainable harvest of wetland resources
Unsustainable harvest of wetland resources


Ramsar Criteria
Protection Status
Wildlife Sanctuary
Management Authority
Mangrove Forest Division, Odisha
SPECIES OF GLOBAL CONSERVATION SIGNIFICANCE
Notable Species
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Salt-water Crocodile, Avicennia sp. and Heritiera sp.
SPECIES COUNT
Mammals
24
Reptiles & Ambhibians
43
Data Source
RIS and MoEFCC Factsheet