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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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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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Orissa resumes work at Posco site


July 5th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) The Orissa government Tuesday resumed work on the land taken over for South Korean steel major Posco's project in Jagatsinghpur district, an official said. The work ... 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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Central panel inspects POSCO’s proposed port site


September 21st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) A four-member central panel Tuesday visited POSCO's proposed port site near Paradip town in Orissa to examine various alleged violations, an official said. The team, headed by former union ... 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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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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Scientists solve mystery of why Amazonian manatees migrate


December 25th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that the Amazonian manatee migrate from shallow to deep water to avoid being exposed to attack by predators during the low-water ... 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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Meet ‘Lord of the Ring’ who found lost wedding ring from Wellington Harbour’s bottom!


August 20th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, August 20 (ANI): A Niwa ecologist, from Hamilton, has come to be called 'Lord of the Ring' by his friends after plucking his wedding ring from the bottom of Wellington Harbour, ... 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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An MP speaks up for endangered Olive Ridley turtles


May 5th, 2008 - 10:55 am ICT by admin
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A lone voice has emerged from the corridors of power to plead for the endangered Olive Ridley turtles in Orissa - seeking a ban ... Read more...

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Millions of Olive Ridley hatchlings emerge from nests in Orissa


April 26th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
By Jatindra Dash Rushikulya beach (Orissa), April 26 (IANS) In what is one of the most breathtaking sights of nature, millions of Olive Ridley baby turtles broke out of their eggshells under the ... Read more...

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Sea dredging affecting Olive Ridley turtles, says green body


April 5th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) One of nature's greatest spectacles - the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles - has been badly hit by sea dredging for constructing a port near the Gahirmatha ... Read more...

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Turtles begin mass nesting in Orissa


March 5th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by admin
Berhampur (Orissa), March 5 (IANS) Thousands of endangered Olive Ridley turtles have begun mass nesting on the coast of eastern Orissa state, home to the world's largest nesting site for the turtles, ... Read more...

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