We have signed an MoU with Kerala Inland Development Authority for starting water sports and cruise facilities at Bhitarkanika.
Bhitarkanika National Park is India’s second-largest mangrove forest.
The festival will generate awareness among people about the conservation of birds and other animals, added the forest officer.
The district administration will spend a sum of Rs 30 Lakhs for the festival.
The forest and veterinary officials distributed leaflets and booklets amongst the villagers near the park to spread awareness about the bird flu.
The public hearing was held for preparing the draft of the district’s coastal zone management plan.
The presence of numerous crocodiles has earned it the nickname of ‘Mini Amazon Forest’.
Other than forest guest houses, there are several hotels, makeshift tourist camps, boat owners grudged the decision of the forest department.
Forest officials today began a nine-day-long crocodile census in Bhitarkanika National Park and its nearby areas.
Poachers often trap wild boars and spotted deer with the help of nylon ropes and live wires.