29 November, 2022
5 Min Read
A large number of Olive Ridley turtles have begun to arrive in Odisha for mating at the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary.
Sea Turtles in India: There are five species of sea turtles in Indian waters viz.,
Conservation Status of Olive Ridley Turtle:
Source: The New Indian Express
24 February, 2020
3 Min Read
Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.
Prelims and Mains focus: about Olive Ridley Turtles and steps taken for their conservation; about IUCN
News: Preparations are almost done at the Rushikulya rookery on the Odisha coast to welcome and protect Olive ridley turtles during mass nesting. Odisha has half of the world’s Olive Ridley turtle population and 90% of India’s turtle population lives in the state.
Steps taken by the state government
About Olive Ridley Turtles
Source: The Hindu
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