Odisha’s Chilika lagoon, which is a hotspot for biodiversity, has been named ‘destination flyways’ by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) following its inclusion in a list of eight such sites worldwide.
Official sources said the lagoon was so named for its sustainable and resilient destination for migratory birds.
The UN’s body arm, under the project “Destination Flyways”, will help Chilika Development Authority (CDA) develop strategies for protection of migratory birds through creation of innovative tourism and livelihood products with funding support from Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany.
The UN body’s arm on tourism and biodiversity would assist in development and implementation of strategies and projects linking sustainable tourism and livelihood resources.
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