Satkosia Gorge

Satkosia Gorge
View of Satkosia Gorge
View of Satkosia Gorge
Indian Skimmer
Great Egret
Great Cormorant
Brown-headed Gull
Indian Skimmer

Satkosia Gorge

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    98,196.7 ha
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    20°34'N 84°49'E
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Established in 1976 as a wildlife sanctuary, Satkosia Gorge in Angul district of Odisha State is a mosaic of rivers, marshes and evergreen forests at the meeting point of two biogeographic regions, the Deccan Peninsula and the Eastern Ghats. These wetland habitats support a variety of plant and animal communities. Notable plant species include asan (Terminalia alata), dhaura (Anogeissus latifolia), simal (Bombax ceiba), Indian thorny bamboo (Bambusa arundinacea) and Calcutta bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus); while animal species include red-crowned roofed turtle (Batagur kachuga), Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra indica), tiger (Panthera tigris) and black-bellied tern (Sterna acuticauda). The wetland is also known for providing a variety of ecosystem services to surrounding communities like fishing, recharging of groundwater, climate regulation, and safety from floods. It also provides recreational and tourism opportunities and supports spiritual and cultural practices. Fire suppression, drought, drainage, and extreme temperatures are some of the high-impact threats affecting the ecological integrity of the Site.

Administrative region: 
Angul, Nayagarh,Boudha, Cuttack District,Odisha

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