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Tag: Olive Ridley Turtles

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WATCH | Baby Olive Ridleys Make Run For Sea After Emerging From Eggs

WATCH | Baby Olive Ridleys Make Run For Sea After Emerging From Eggs

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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.

Odisha Readies For Buffer Nesting Of Olive Ridleys, Imposes 7 Months Fishing Ban
Odisha Gears Up For Buffer Nesting Of Olive Ridleys, Clamps 7 Month Ban On Fishing

The State Minister For Fisheries and Animal Resource Development, Arun Sahu inaugurated a mobile application on Oct 29 called ‘Fisher Friend’ which can be used by fishermen while carrying out operations in the sea. The app will warn fishermen when they go too close to prohibited areas.

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Odisha: 1.48 Crore Olive Ridley Turtles Born At Gahirmatha Beach

A total of 1.48 crore baby turtles of the endangered Olive Ridley species have emerged out of the eggshells at the Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara district.

Odisha: Olive Ridley Turtles Arrive At Gahirmatha Beach For Mass Nesting

Kendrapara: The endangered Olive Ridley female turtles have started arriving at the Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara district, the world’s largest known rookery of these species, to lay eggs, a phenomenon otherwise called ‘arribada’, officials said on Wednesday. Arribada, a Spanish term that describes the unique natural heritage of millions of these marine species converging on […]

Olive Ridley Mass Nesting Likely On Odisha's Gahirmatha Beach Within Fortnight: Official

Kendrapara:  Despite the erosion of Gahirmatha Beach in Kendrapara district, wildlife officials are optimistic about the convergence of lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles on the nesting ground for mass nesting any time within a fortnight. Notwithstanding the eroded physical profile of the nesting beach at the Nasi-II Island, a large turnout of female turtles for […]

Orissa HC Expresses Concern Over Deaths Of Olive Ridley Turtles

Cuttack: Expressing concern over deaths of Olive Ridley turtles that have been visiting the beaches of Odisha and the worsening environment along the state’s coastline despite repeated court orders, the Orissa High Court has taken suo motu cognisance of a recent article published in an online news service on the issue. A division bench of […]

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, […]

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Nearly 2 Crore Olive Ridley Turtles Return To Sea From Odisha Beach

Kendrapara: Millions of Olive Ridley hatchlings have crawled their way to the sea over the past month after emerging from eggs at the Gahirmatha sanctuary here, marking the culmination of the annual sojourn of the endangered species to the Odisha island. Around 4.70 lakh female turtles had turned up to lay eggs, a phenomenon otherwise […]

Mass Olive Ridley Deaths In Odisha Beach Sparks Concern

Paradip: Hundreds of Olive Ridley turtles were found dead on the stretch of sea beach from Hanuman Temple to Sandhakuda in Paradip of Jagatsinghpur district. Even the exact reason behind the death of the turtles is yet to be known, it is suspected that they might have died either after being hit by the fishing […]

Live Olive Ridley Turtles Seized, Six Arrested In Odisha

Kendrapara: Forest personnel on Friday seized live Olive Ridley turtles from a trawler and arrested six fishermen from Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in the district. The fishing vessel had trespassed into prohibited sanctuary corridors contravening the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1975, the Orissa Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1982 and rules of the sanctuary, a […]

Odisha Gears Up For Conservation Of Olive Ridley Turtles

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has geared up the efforts for the protection and conservation of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles during the mass nesting. The government directed the departments of Fishery, Forest and Marine police to operate in close coordination and ensure strict enforcement of the conservation rules. Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Thursday chaired […]

Column: Saving The Olive Ridleys

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: For all Nature lovers safety of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles, who nest on the beaches of Odisha between November and March every year, remains an overriding concern. This is because hundreds of them are killed every year by fishing trawlers which routinely violate the fishing restrictions imposed by the authorities […]

Odisha Fishermen Upset Over Non-Demarcation Of ‘No Fishing Zone’

Kendrapara: Like every year, a seven-month-long fishing ban in the state coastline came into force from today following a directive of the Odisha Forest Department. The government has reportedly imposed a ban on the movement of fishing boats and trawlers in vulnerable coastal zones for the annual mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles. As estimated, […]

Olive Ridley Deaths: Odisha to introduce new turtle excluder devices

Bhubaneswar: Lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles embark on their journey for nesting along Odisha coast every year, little aware of the fate which awaits them. Thousands of them get killed after being stuck in fishing nets, but that is soon going to change, thanks to Turtle Excluder Devices (TED). The Departments of Forest & Environment […]

'Unsuitable climate' keeps Olive Ridleys off Odisha beaches

Ganjam: In contrast to previous years, there has been a sharp decline in mass nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles along the beachline between Podampeto and Gokharkuda of Ganjam district this year. Every year, lakhs of these turtles lay eggs near the beach in the month of February and later in April and May […]

Op-Ed: Of Settlers and Their Fishing Woes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Rivers, creeks and prawn enclosures dot the rural landscape as one moves beyond Rajnagar towards Talchua in Kendrapara district. A sizeable section of the local populace consists of Bengali settlers who are expert boat makers and fishermen. Long back when they decided to make this region their home they cleared the […]

More than 4 lakh Olive Ridley turtles spotted at Gahirmatha beach

Kendrapara: More than four lakh Olive Ridley turtles have arrived for nesting in the past five days at Gahirmatha beach in Kendrapara, one of the world’s largest rookeries of the endangered species, an official of the Forest Department informed today. “Since February 27, a total of 4,41,257 turtles have arrived at the beach to lay […]

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Olive Ridley turtle deaths in Paradip trigger outrage

Paradip: Scattered carcasses of endangered Olive Ridley turtles on Paradip sea beach have fuelled major concern among environmentalists and local authorities. Such mass deaths have triggered outrage in several quarters and it is being alleged that no steps have been taken to conserve the rare species while guidelines are not even followed while burying their […]

Mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins in Puri

Puri: Mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley turtles has begun at the mouth of Keluni River in Astaranga of Puri. The Forest department officials have already collected around 136 eggs and kept it at a temporary incubation centre. The officials have dug pits near the incubation centre to store the eggs for 40 to 45 […]

US team reviews safety of Olive Ridleys in Paradip

Paradip: A three-member technical team from the US took stock of the safety measures undertaken for the protection of endangered Olive Ridley turtles at Paradip fishing harbour. The high-level team of National Marine Fisheries Services (USA) discussed the issue in a meeting with officials of Odisha Fisheries department, Paradip Port, forest and other officials of […]

Olive Ridleys return for mass nesting at Rushikulya

Ganjam: Thousands of Olive Ridley turtles have returned to the Rushikulya river mouth for the second time this season, indicating a change in their nesting pattern. According to reports, around 10,000 sea turtles have joined the second phase mass nesting at the beach since Wednesday keeping forest officials on their toes. Earlier during the first […]

Turtle hatchlings released into sea

Puri: A record number of turtle hatchlings were released into the sea at Konark and Astarang beaches in Puri, thanks to an increase in the survival rate and number of eggs laid, sources at the Forest department said. As many as 542 baby turtles were released in the first phase from three breeding centres at […]

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 […]

Mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins at Rushikulya

Ganjam: The much-awaited mass nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles has begun at Rushikulya river mouth of Ganjam district. It is expected that a record number of turtles have arrived this year for nesting that started from February 20. The mass nesting of the Olive Ridley sea turtles at Rushikulya river mouth generally starts […]

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 […]

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Coast Guard launches operation for Olive Ridley turtles

Kendrapara: The Indian Coast Guard has launched ‘Operation Oliva’ along the sea waters of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary here as part of its mission to ensure safe mid-sea breeding of Olive Ridley turtles and to intercept intruding fishing vessels. In a joint effort with the state forest department, the turtle conservation programme is in full swing […]

Mahanadi barrages to hit tigers, elephants and turtles

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha government apprehensive of slowing down of the water flow in the Mahanadi river system due to construction of projects on the upstream by Chhattisgarh government, environmentalists have expressed concern over its possible impact on the eco-system. The concerns were expressed by Citizen Action Forum and Foundation Ecological Security when they met […]

Thousands of turtle carcasses found along Puri coast

Puri: Environmentalists have expressed grave concern over the large scale death of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles along the Odisha coast. While the Forest department has not taken any steps in this regard, the environmentalists have alleged that the fishing trawlers are responsible for the mass death of these Ridley turtles. “There is a […]

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Decomposed carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles spotted

Ahead of the mass nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles, beaches off Gahirmatha coast have turned into graveyard for these delicate marine animals with thousands of decomposed carcasses spotted along a shoreline

Webcast of Olive Ridley nesting shelved

Kendrapara: Coastal security compulsion has forced the authorities not to go ahead with live telecast of mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles at a rookery in Odisha close to the defence installation site, forest officials said today. From the national security viewpoint, live global exposure to the annual mass nesting of turtles through internet has […]