Experts visit Bhitarkanika, aim to include among world heritage sites


Bhubaneswar: In a bid to include Bhitarkanika National Park among world heritage sites, a team of six members visited the park early on Friday.

The team comprised of six members including two UNESCO representatives will look into rich diversity of the park.

Bhitarkanika a wildlife sanctuary spread across a gross area of 672 square km was accorded national park status in 1998. It is surrounded by rich canopied forests of the sanctuary, marine beach of Gahirmatha, and swampy mangrove areas.

Inundated by a number of rivers it has a rich combination of flora and fauna and is one of the prime destinations of nature lovers, scientists, animal experts and all types of tourists.

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