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Olive Ridley Turtles

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 i

Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary

Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.   Prelims and Mains focus: about MM wildlife sanctuary and the tiger reserves mentioned; about NTCA   News: Decks have been cleared to notify the Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar district as a tiger reserve. The approval from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is expected any time now.   Background St

Migratory species in India

Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment.   Prelims and Mains focus: about the new list of migratory species; about CMS; about ZSI   News: With new additions to the wildlife list put out by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS), scientists say that the total number of migratory fauna from India comes to 457 species. Birds comprise 83% (380 species) of this figure.   Backgroun

Sal forest tortoise 

Sal forest tortoise  The sal forest tortoise is widely distributed over eastern and northern India and Southeast Asia. However, it is not common in any of this terrain. In fact, 23 of the 29 species of freshwater turtle and tortoise species found in India come under the threatened category in the IUCN red list and are under severe existential threat due to human activities. IUCN Category Also known as the elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata), the sal forest tortoise, rece

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