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.
"At present, very limited space is left on the beach for mass nesting. The sea is destroying the site,"
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 […]
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: Mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles has started at Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary in Kendrapada district, forest officials said on Thursday. Forest personnel on patrolling drives have sighted pairs of mating turtles. For undisturbed breeding of the aquatic animals, prohibition on sea fishing continues to remain in force in the marine sanctuary, they […]