Community Conservation Efforts Credited For Increasing Olive Ridley Turtles Nesting, India

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


India’s eastern coastal state of Odisha each year hosts nearly half of the world’s and 90 percent of India’s nesting Olive Ridley turtles, categorised as “endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The only other major mass nesting beaches in the world are in Pacific Mexico and Costa Rica.

Community conservation efforts are being credited for the increasing mass nesting off the Indian Ocean, on the Rushikulya’s coasts…

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