Chilika Lake Current Affairs - 2020

India Sea Plane services to begin from October 31

The Gujarat Government recently announced that the first sea plane services of India is to begin from October 31. October 31 marks the birth anniversary of Sarsar Vallabhai Patel. The first seaplane is to take off from Sabarmati river front to Statue of Unity in Kevadia in Narmada district. Highlights In July 2020, the Ministry Read More…

Report says Dolphins of Odisha’s Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary has halved

The Forest Department of the Odisha State Government conducted a census at Chilika lake to count the number of dolphins at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha. The Sanctuary is a part of Bhitarkanika National Park of Odisha. The report was released in February 24, 2020. Highlights According to the report, the dolphin count came down Read More…

BNHS to open its first regional centre near Chilika Lake

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), one of India’s premier avian research institutes, will start operating its first regional centre or avifauna observatory on the campus of Wetland Research and Training Centre near Chilika Lake (Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon), Odisha. Key Facts The avifauna observatory will carry out research on avian disease by collecting Read More…

Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust of Odisha wins prestigious UNWTO Award

Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust in Odisha has won prestigious United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Award for Innovation in Tourism Enterprise at 14th UNWTO Awards ceremony held in Madrid, Spain. The award was given in recognition of Mangalajodi’s business model that is both economically viable and environmentally sustainable based on principles of community ownership and Eco Read More…

Migratory birds start arriving in Chilika Lake

Lakhs of migratory birds have made their way to Chilika Lake (Odisha) after a long flight of thousands of miles. Major bird congregations were spotted in wetlands of Nalabana Bird Sanctuary inside Chilika and Mangalajodi, a major village on banks of lake. During winter season, migratory birds fly across continents from Caspian Sea, Baikal Lake Read More…