A record number of more than five lakh olive ridley turtles have laid eggs on the coastline of the Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary this year.
ast year, 3,49,694 female turtles had turned up at the nesting grounds to lay eggs from March 9 to March 23.
Odisha’s incredible wildlife wealth needs to be preserved for the future so that our children become true inheritors of this state’s natural heritage.
Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park and adjoining wetland sites along the Mahanadi deltaic regions in Odisha have yet again emerged as a congenial home to mammals despite a marginal drop in their population as per the latest headcount, a forest official said on Thursday. According to the latest headcount report released by the forest department, […]
Kendrapara: Local residents, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts have expressed doubts on the alertness of the State forest department over the protection measures for Olive Ridley sea turtles and their nesting during the ongoing breeding season at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in the district. According to reports, two speed patrolling boats had been deployed for protecting […]
Kendrapara: Nine persons were taken into custody by forest personnel on Monday for unlawful fishing activities, in a mid-sea interception along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha, officials said. The trawl used by them for fishing along the prohibited marine sanctuary was seized by the patrolling unit of the forest department near Hukitola coast, an […]
Bhubaneswar: Dillip Kumar Biswal and Soumyaranjan Biswal are no ordinary college going students but have dedicated their life to conserve & preserve the natural heritage of Odisha. Dressed up like Olive Ridleys, they started an expedition titled ‘Cycle for Olly’ from Konark on March 7 to visit the coastal districts of Odisha and spread awareness […]
Kendrapara: Forest personnel have taken into custody 18 sea-going fishermen in a mid-sea interception of unlawful fishing activity along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha, a forest official said said. Two fishing trawlers used by the intruders for fishing along the prohibited sanctuary area in Kendrapara district were also seized yesterday by the patrolling unit […]
Kendrapara: Forest department personnel on Friday arrested 16 fishermen for trespassing into the prohibited corridors of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, the breeding ground of olive ridley turtles. Two fishing trawls, used by the intruders to carry out unlawful fishing activities in the sanctuary, were also seized by the patrolling unit near Babuballi Island, a forest department […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday imposed a seven-month ban on fishing along the coast to protect the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles as they arrive during winter for nesting. The ban will be in force from November 1 to May 31, 2018. The endangered Olive Ridley turtles arrive every year during winter for mass […]
Puri: Thousands of Olive Ridley hatchlings crawling their way to the sea has turned out to be a spectacular site for environment lovers on the beaches of Odisha. And this is not in Rushikulya of Ganjam or Gahirmatha in Kendrapara district. The rare sighting of baby turtles has been found now in coastal areas of […]
Kendrapara: Emergence of baby Olive Ridley marine turtles along Gahirmatha beach on Odisha’s coast has provided relief to conservationists. Nearly two lakh hatchlings have emerged out of pits since past 24 hours, forest officials said today. The phenomenon of birth of babies sans mothers marks the culmination of annual visit of the turtles along Odisha […]
Kendrapara: Despite erosion of beach at Gahirmatha, convergence of lakhs of turtles at the nesting ground for mass nesting has come in as pleasant surprise for turtle lovers and wildlife experts. Though marauding sea has eaten up sizable portion of the geographical boundary of Gahirmatha beach at unmanned Nasi-2 Island, World’s largest known rookery of […]
Kendrapara: In the latest crackdown on illegal sea fishing in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, forest personnel have taken into custody ten sea-going fishermen on the charge of violating enforced ban on such activity. Two motorized boats used by the intruders for fishing along the prohibited sanctuary area were seized by the patrolling unit of the forest […]
Bhubaneswar: Setting a new record, 6,04,046 Olive Ridley turtles have laid eggs in between February 22 and March 1 at Nasi 1, Nasi 2 islands and nearby places of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara district this year. According to forest department it is a record mass nesting of the turtles within the last 16 years. […]
Kendrapara: Around 3,35,099 turtles have already laid eggs on the Gahiramatha Beach, world’s largest rookery of sea turtles since February 22 night, said the Gahirmatha Forest Range Officer. “We are hopeful of convergence of more turtles on the Gahirmatha Beach for mass nesting as a large congregation of turtles are still being sighted in mid […]
Kendrapara: The 7-month long fishing ban in Gahirmatha beach to provide protection to Olive Ridely sea turtles during their nesting season, has become a concern for local fishermen who stand to lose their livelihood. The band which began from November 1 and will extend till May 31, has left as many as 15,000 fishermen from […]