Tag: Olive Ridley Turtles

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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Olive Ridley Hatchlings
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.

  • Saturday, 08 May 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
'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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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, […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Olive Ridley Hatchlings In Gahirmatha
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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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, […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021