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Tag: Endangered Species

Australian Wallabies Saved From Extinction

Endangered wallabies in Australia brought back from the brink of extinction using a method known as 'headstarting'. Researchers place bridled nailtail wallabies under a certain size within a protected area to live until adulthood before releasing them into the wild.

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Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Gahirmatha

Kendrapara: The endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have started arriving along the swirling sea waters of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in the district. Pairs of mating sea turtles have started arriving on sea waters, marking the commencement of breeding and nesting season of these endangered aquatic animals, a senior Forest department official said. He said Forest […]

Blackbuck found dead in Ganjam

Berhampur: A fortnight after the carcass of a blackbuck was found in Bhetanai area of Ganjam district the only place in Odisha where these endangered species are found, another carcass of the endangered species has been recovered from the same place. Divisional Forest Officer, Ghumusar South, B K Acharya today said the carcass of the […]

Special drive to protect Olive Ridley sea turtles in Odisha

Berhampur: With Olive Ridley sea turtles expected to arrive for mass nesting in the Ganjam coast of Odisha soon, forest officials have launched a drive to sensitise fishermen to adopt measures to ensure the safety of the endangered species. The drive is necessary as most of the deaths of the Olive Ridley turtles are caused […]

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Tiger population in Odisha: Another number spills out, baffles experts

Bhubaneswar: The number of estimates on count of tigers in Odisha could very well outstrip the actual population of the endangered species in the days to come- and the irony could be, we still may not know it. After the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) came out with its census figures in 2015, it pegged […]

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Wildlife lovers dismayed over destruction of turtle eggs

Kendrapara: With a record six lakh Olive Ridley turtles converging on the sandy beach of Gahirmatha this year for the annual mass nesting, several million turtle eggs have been destroyed ironically by the turtles themselves due to space crunch leaving wildlife enthusiasts dismayed. Since start of mass-nesting, described as arribada (a Spanish term used for […]

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Olive Ridley mass nesting begins

Berhampur:The much-awaited mass nesting of the Olive Ridley sea turtles, an endangered species, has started near the mouth of Rushikulya river, about 50 km from here in the wee hours today. On the first day, over 8,000 female turtles have laid eggs in the three-km long sandy beach stretching from Gokharakuda to Podampeta in Odisha’s […]