Bhitarkanika National Park covers 2,096 sq km, a huge national park located within the Northeast Kendrapara district in Odisha situated in the eastern region of India.The region is also identified as the second Ramsar location in the State , following the Chilika Lake. It is located near the Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary, which encompasses 672 square kilometers . The National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is submerged in the Rivers Brahmani, Baitarani, Dhamra, Pathsala. This sanctuary houses numerous mangrove species which is the second-largest mangrove ecosystem of India.
The National park has Saltwater Crocodile, Indian python, the king cobra, darters of the black ibis, and numerous other species of the wildlife and flora. Mangroves have salt tolerance, complex and dynamic ecosystems that are located in tropical and subtropical intertidal regions. Bhitarkanika is one of these areas with a lush, lush rich ecosystem situated in the estuarine zone in Brahmani and Baitarani situated in the north-eastern portion of the Kendrapara district of Odisha. The region is bordered by a stream network as well as the Bay of Bengal on the east. The Alley that connects the streams and flowing rivers is the home of the second-largest Mangrove Ecosystem of India. The mangrove forest and wetland are home to more than 215 birds. This includes winter visitors that come in from Central Asia in central Asia and Europe. Large saltwater crocodiles and a variety of different species of wildlife are present in this ecosystem, which makes it the most beautiful refuge for wildlife. It's a major element of the ecosystem, geomorphological, and biological elements that comprise mangrove forests, river estuaries as well as accreted land, creeks and the mudflats. Bhitarkanika National Park encompasses the principal part of the Bhitarkanika Sanctuary.