- The Odisha government has decided to use drones to locate about 4,000 spotted deer who are missing from Balukhand-Konark sanctuary following the extremely severe cyclone Fani. Drones are unmanned aircrafts piloted from a remote pilot station
- The Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary is located along the Bay of Bengal coast, between the towns of Puri and Konark. The sanctuary includes sandy beaches, coastal dunes, groves of introduced Casuarina trees and cashew plantations. The sanctuary acts as a buffer for the coastal areas from the high-velocity winds
- The spotted deer, also known as chital, is listed by the IUCN as being of least concern.
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