Odisha is home to number of wildlife sancturies and national park. Similipal National Park and Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is known globally to nature lovers, Odisha has dedicated around 4.1% of its total area to the wildlife protection drive. Some of the other popular sanctuaries in Orissa include Gahirmatha, Chilka, Sunabeda, Kotagarh, Karlapat and Debrigarh sanctuaries.