endangered turtles

50,000 endangered turtles nest in Odisha’s Rushikulya beach


March 1st, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 1 (IANS) The much-awaited mass nesting of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles have commenced in Odisha, with at least 50,000 of them laying their eggs at the Rushikulya ... Read more...

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25 endangered turtles seized in Odisha, one held


December 16th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (IANS) Forest officials Friday seized 25 fresh water turtles and arrested a man in Odisha's Kendrapada district for illegally possessing the endangered amphibians, officials said.The officials found ... Read more...

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Orissa bans fishing near turtle nesting sites


November 1st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (IANS) Orissa Tuesday imposed a seven-month ban on fishing within 20 km of the coastline in three districts to protect endangered turtles who have started congregating in ... Read more...

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Goa to illuminate beaches but spare turtle habitats


June 21st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 21 (IANS) The Goa government is all set to artificially illuminate major beaches in Goa, after an assurance that the nesting sites of the protected Olive Ridley turtles ... Read more...

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Orissa sets up camps to protect nesting turtles


October 28th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) Orissa has begun setting up camps at the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary to protect the endangered turtles which visit the state's beaches in winter for mass-nesting, an official ... Read more...

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Endangered turtles face extinction due to the oil spill


July 27th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Five species of endangered turtles face extinction because they are only found in the shallow coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico.Due to their exposure to oil and ... Read more...

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1,000 endangered turtles found dead in Orissa beach


January 27th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 (IANS) At least 1,000 endangered Olive Ridley turtles have been found dead in an Orissa beach since November, a senior state wildlife official said Wednesday. The carcasses were spotted at ... Read more...

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In Sri Lanka, a gift of life for endangered turtles (Feature with images)


July 26th, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Rahul Dass Kosgoda (Sri Lanka), July 26 (IANS) It's 6.30 p.m. Dusk begins to give way to nightfall when a man walks up to the beach here with a big box containing ... Read more...

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Orissa court seeks fresh report on Olive Ridley turtles


August 6th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Cuttack, Aug 6 (IANS) The Orissa High Court has asked the state government to submit a fresh report on the actions taken by it to protect endangered Olive Ridley turtles who come ... Read more...

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3,500 endangered turtles rescued in Colombia


February 21st, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by admin
Bogota, Feb 21 (IANS) Around 3,534 endangered turtles have been rescued from a boat in Magdalena river in the country's northern Bolivar province by the Colombian navy, Spain's EFE news agency reported ... Read more...

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