IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
N.Peetabas & R.P.Panda
The Chilika lake is one of The Asia’s largest brackish water with rich biodiversity. It is the winter ground for the migratory Avifauna in the country. This lake is a highly productive ecosystem for several fishery resources more than 1.5 lakh fisher folks of 132 villages and 8 towns on the bank of Chilika directly depend upon the lagoon for their sustenance based on a unique biodiversity and socio-economic importance. The lagoon also supports a unique assemblage of marine, brakish water and fresh water biodiversity. The lagoon also enrich with avi flora and avi fauna , fishery fauna and special attraction for eco-tourism. The other major components of the restoration are based on the management of lagoon by local community participation for the sustainable of the ecosystem. A wise step is taken by CDA for conservation and management of lagoon is that the salt sustainable mechanism and integrated the terrestrials aquatic resource management.