CHENNAI:lWith fishermen sighting Olive Ridley turtles four to five km from the shore, conservators are preparing a strategy to protect the nesting turtles.
“Last year, we lost nearly 852 turtles along the Chennai-Kancheepuram stretch and this year we are evolving a strategy to protect them,” says Tree Foundation chairperson Supraja Dharini.
Dharini organized the 14th Annual Sea Turtle Protection Force Empowerment and Training Programme to highlight the importance and the ecological role of sea turtles and the need to protect them. “We expect the turtles to nest from the beginning of next year,” she said. She also claims that fishermen in Alamparai have sighted a nesting turtle.