Abstract

1.Incredible biodiversity for India and its conservation for a sustainable ecotourism
Bibhu Santosh Behera, Anama Charan Behera, Rudra Ashish Behera and Chinmayee Behera
This paper identifies the uniqueness of the largest brackish water habitat in Asia, i.e. Chilika. The lagoon supports a unique assemblage of marine, brackish water and fresh water biodiversity. Four types of crocodiles, 24 types of mammals, 37 types of reptiles, 726 types of flowering plants, 5 types of grasses and mangroves are present here. People of 122 villages and 8 towns on the bank of Chilika depend upon its biodiversity for their livelihood. Marine produce and tourism