As many as 281 humpback dolphins and 22 bottle-nose dolphins were sighted by survey teams this year.
Sujoy and Vinit, who hails from Odisha, will be meeting the senior officers of the State government soon to chalk out the detailed modalities and seek help.
Amicus Curiae Mohit Agarwal said the bench fixed March 18 as next date for hearing on the matter along with the government’s reply.
The CDA has collaborated with the Fishing Cat Conservation Alliance (FCCA) and roped in several stakeholders including the local fishing community for the survey.
Asia ’s largest brackish water lagoon Chilika is now home to 22 per cent of India’s seagrass area, revealed the fourth flora and fauna survey on Friday.
The veterinary officials, however, asked people not to panic and said that collection of samples is a routine task.
The Forest department has initiated several measures to ensure the safety of the birds and set up as many as 19 camps and a mobile squad for the purpose.
Following relaxation of Covid curbs, the district administration convened a meeting with boat operators in Chilika Lake here on Thursday with an aim to boost tourism.
At a time when depleting mangroves and marshlands are posing a threat to existence of the Fishing Cat, CDA will focus on conservation of this Schedule-I species.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the Centre has sanctioned `4.7 crore assistance to Odisha in the last two years for conservation of Chilika and Ansupa lakes.
While the existing ferryboat provides service thrice from both the sides, the new ferry will operate twice in the morning and evening initially.
Chilika circuit can connect Chilika, Kalijai-Nalabana-Honeymoon island-Mangalajodi-Satapada-Rajhans island-Satapada and Puri. It could be a three night and four days cruise.
He was posted at Balugaon. On a tip-off, Bhubaneswar Division Vigilance officers conducted simultaneous searches at his property on Monday.