olive ridley 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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Olive Ridleys may delay mass nesting at Odisha beach


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (IANS) Endangered Olive Ridley turtles may delay their mass nesting at Odisha's Gahirmatha beach, one of the world's largest turtle nesting sites. The reason: climatic changes.Over half ... 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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10 held for fishing near turtle nesting site


January 8th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 8 (IANS) Ten fishermen were arrested for fishing near the prohibited area of the Gahirmatha turtle nesting site in Orissa's Kendrapada district, an official said Saturday.The men were fishing using ... Read more...

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As rare Olive Ridleys mate, Orissa mounts vigil


December 21st, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) Over a hundred officials have been deployed along the shore to keep a hawk eye and over a dozen security camps set up. After all, protection ... Read more...

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Orissa bans fishing near turtle nesting sites


November 1st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (IANS) Orissa Monday imposed a seven-month fishing ban along 120 km of the state's 480 km coastline to protect tens of thousands of Olive Ridley turtles, which coming to ... 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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POSCO used fraud to get environment clearance, claims NGO


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) An organisation working for forest dwellers' welfare in Orissa Friday alleged that South Korean steel major POSCO used fraudulent means to secure forest, environment and coastal clearances ... Read more...

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Check ecological threat due to Orissa port: Greenpeace


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Activists of environment group, Greenpeace, Thursday accused the central government of inaction over checking the threat of ecological damage posed by a port in Orissa and sought ... Read more...

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Beetles posing threat to Olive Ridley turtles


July 12th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Beetles are posing an imminent threat to millions of Olive Ridley turtle eggs in Mexico's beaches. Mexican authorities are preparing for the mass arrival of Olive Ridley turtles, ... Read more...

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Wildlife institute to monitor Olive Ridley Turtles in Orissa


June 9th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Alarmed by the dwindling population of Olive Ridley Turtles in Orissa, the Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India has set up a temporary study camp at Ganjam district ... Read more...

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Four tourists drown in Arabian Sea (Lead)


May 29th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) May 29 (IANS) A dolphin-sighting trip turned into tragedy when a boat carrying tourists capsized, drowning four people, in the Arabian Sea off Dapoli coast here Saturday, police said. Three Mumbaikars ... Read more...

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Oil leakage off Orissa beach cleared


April 14th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 14 (IANS) About 90 per cent of the oil that leaked from an Indian ship two km off the Gopalpur port in Orissa Monday and was scattered on the ... Read more...

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Fish dead, now oil leak threatens Orissa turtles (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 13 (IANS) Hundreds of fish have died and thousands of endangered sea turtles and their eggs face a threat due to an oil leak from an Indian ship two km ... Read more...

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Olive Ridley turtles begin nesting at second Orissa beach


March 15th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 15 (IANS) Thousands of Olive Ridley turtles crawled ashore from the Bay of Bengal Monday, after a month's delay, at the Rushikulya beach in Orissa's Ganjam district to lay their ... Read more...

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170,000 Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs in Orissa’s Gahirmatha


March 6th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 6 (IANS) At least 170,000 endangered female Olive Ridley turtles have laid their eggs in the protected Gahirmatha sanctuary, a famed nesting site in coastal Orissa, during the past 11 ... Read more...

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‘Hello Zindagi’ a tribute to women: Director


March 4th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Raja Unnithan is celebrating womanhood with his directorial debut "Hello Zindagi", which is releasing Friday. Based in the present society, it shows challenges faced by ... Read more...

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‘Saas-bahu’ serials were a curse: Kitu Gidwani


March 2nd, 2010 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Kitu Gidwani, who was last seen in Madhur Bhandarkar's hit movie "Fashion", is returning to the big screen with "Hello Zindagi". Also a well known television face, ... Read more...

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Five arrested for fishing in marine sanctuary


February 21st, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) At least five fishermen were arrested Sunday for fishing at the prohibited area of a world famous turtle nesting site in Orissa, officials said. The fishermen were arrested for ... Read more...

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Orissa seeks halt to missile tests during turtle nesting season


February 8th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) Orissa will seek a halt to missile testing from a launch base in Bhadrak district on the state's coast during the nesting period of endangered Olive Ridley turtles, ... 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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15 held for fishing near famous turtle nesting site


January 25th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) At least 15 fishermen were arrested for fishing in the prohibited area of a world famous turtle nesting site in Orissa, official said Monday. The fishermen were fishing at ... Read more...

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Five arrested for fishing at turtle nesting site


December 14th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) Five men fishing in a prohibited area at a world famous turtle nesting site in Orissa have been arrested, taking the total number of arrests to 49 this ... Read more...

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60 dead turtles wash up on Orissa beach


November 25th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 (IANS) The carcasses of at least 60 Olive Ridley turtles - that in all likelihood fell victim to fishing trawlers - have been spotted on an Orissa beach in ... Read more...

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Eight Orissa men held for fishing at turtle nesting site


November 10th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 10 (IANS) At least eight fishermen were arrested for fishing in the prohibited area of a turtle nesting site in Orissa's Kendrapada district, a senior forest official said Tuesday. The forest ... Read more...

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Fresh oil from sunken ship blackening Orissa coastline: experts (With Images)


October 6th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 6 (IANS) A fresh oil spill, probably from a Mongolian ship that sank last month, has blackened part of the Orissa coastline in an area close to the nesting site ... Read more...

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Central team reaches Paradip to inspect capsized ship


September 26th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 26 (IANS) Following reports of minor oil spills, a five-member team of the central shipping ministry Saturday reached Orissa's Paradip port to inspect the ship that sank off its coast ... Read more...

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Oil spill could devastate Orissa coast, says Greenpeace


September 24th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) The Orissa coast faces devastation if the large amount of oil now inside a capsized ship off the Paradip port spills out of the wreck, international NGO Greenpeace ... Read more...

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Oil removal from sunken ship ‘long process’, wildlife body worried (Lead)


September 23rd, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra DashBhubaneswar, Sep 23 (IANS) A global tender will be floated to pump the stored oil out of a Mongolian ship that sank off Orissa's Paradip port Sep 9, but the ... Read more...

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Paradip Port to float tender to pump oil out of sunken ship


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 (IANS) The Paradip Port in Orissa has decided to float a global tender to pump the stored oil out of a Mongolian ship that sank off its coast Sep ... Read more...

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Paradip Port launches clean-up drive to contain oil spill


September 21st, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Paradip Port Monday launched a drive along its coast to contain possible environmental damage from a Mongolian ship that sank off the coast Sep 9. ... Read more...

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Orissa port gears up to remove oil from sunken ship


September 14th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) The administration in Orissa's Paradip port is gearing up for the removal of fuel oil from a sunken ship, a senior port official said Monday after experts warned ... Read more...

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Sunken ship could threaten Olive Ridleys in Orissa


September 11th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) The mass breeding of rare Olive Ridley turtles is likely to be hit due to the sinking of a cargo ship, carrying iron ore fines and oil, in ... Read more...

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Illegal fishing in Orissa kill worlds smallest marine turtles


February 21st, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar, Feb. 21 (ANI): Trawlers used in illegal fishing have killed hundreds of Olive Ridley turtles at Orissas coast. Olive Ridley turtles are the smallest of the marine turtle species in ... Read more...

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Orissa factory turns lights off to let turtles breed


February 17th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 17 (IANS) A chemical factory in Orissa has been keeping dozens of halogens lights switched off for the past two days to ensure mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley turtles ... Read more...

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