Bhitarkanika National Park to get world heritage sites tag


Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park may make it to the list of world heritage sites tag.

Nine natural eco-sites of India has been nominated for the coveted tag.

A five-member delegation from International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an international organization working in the field of nature conservation, would visit Bhitarkanika on Friday to assess the eco-site.

The team would assess issues relating to protection, conservation, bio-diversity, inclusiveness of the area, peoples participation, tourism potential, livelihood of the people and environmental quality.

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