Q. “Bhitarkanika National Park and Bhitarkanika Sanctuary” is often seen in news is located in which of the following state?
The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary (Odisha) is one of India’s biggest estuarine crocodile habitats and a major coastal eco-system.
- It was declared as a National Park because of its ecological, faunal, floral, geomorphological and zoological association and importance and for the purpose of protection in 1998.
- In August 2002, it was designated as the second Ramsar site (i.e. Wetland of International importance).
Source: The Hindu