OD-TURTLES - Forest department drive to protect Olive Ridley sea turtles
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
Berhampur (Odisha), Oct 13 (PTI) With Olive Ridley sea turtles expected to arrive for mass nesting in the Ganjam coast of Odisha soon, forest officials have launched a drive to sensitise fishermen to adopt measures to ensure the safety of the endangered species.
The drive is necessary as most of the deaths of the Olive Ridley turtles are caused by fishing trawlers, experts said.
While 153 Olive Ridley turtles were found dead in the Ganjam coast in 2016-17, around 175 dead turtles were found in t ...