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Over 5 lakh Olive Ridleys lay eggs at Gahirmatha, environmentalists worry for safety
Over 5 lakh Olive Ridleys lay eggs at Gahirmatha, environmentalists worry for safety

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. 

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Olive Ridley Wave Sweeps Odisha's Gahirmatha Beach

ast year, 3,49,694 female turtles had turned up at the nesting grounds to lay eggs from March 9 to March 23.

The Incredible Wildlife Of Odisha
The Incredible Wildlife Of Odisha

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.

Odisha: 16 White Crocodiles Spotted In Bhitarkanika
Bhitarkanika Registers Marginal Drop In Mammal Count, Still Remains Ideal Habitat, Says Official

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, […]

Olive Ridleys
Odisha: Question Marks Raised Over Protection Measures For Olive Ridleys During Nesting Season

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 […]

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9 Held For Fishing In Prohibited Zone Of Gahirmatha

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 […]

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Two students call for Olive Ridleys protection through cycle expedition

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 […]

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18 fishermen held from Gahirmatha Sanctuary

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 […]

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16 arrested for unlawful fishing in Gahirmatha

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 […]

Odisha imposes restriction on fishing to conserve sea turtles

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 […]

Olive Ridley hatchlings
Puri beaches turn mass nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles

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 […]

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2 lakh baby Olive Ridley turtles emerge in Odisha beach

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 […]

Gahirmatha Sea Turtle nesting
Despite erosion Gahirmatha still a favorite nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles

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 […]

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10 fishermen held for sneaking into Marine Sanctuary

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 […]

Mass nesting Olive Ridley
Record 6,04,046 Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs in Gahirmatha this year

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. […]

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