Olive Ridley Turtle

Shell-ebrity sighting on the shore

The Olive Ridley Turtle hatching season draws in crowds of different age groups as volunteers and conservationists explain all about the species  

published on : 13th April 2023

Rare Green Sea Turtle, new guest of Ganjam’s Rushikulya rookery

Ganjam’s Rushikulya rookery which set a new milestone by registering nesting of a 6.37 lakh Olive Ridley turtles this season, has recorded a new guest - a rare Green Sea Turtle.

published on : 31st March 2023

Frequent cyclonic storms pose threat to sea turtles: Study

The climatic phenomenon is also forcing the sea turtles to look for new and safer locations.

published on : 27th March 2023

Rushikulya rookery in Ganjam district of Odisha sets new mass nesting record

Rushikulya rookery in Ganjam district has broken all the previous records of mass nesting by the endangered Olive Ridleys as over 6.37 lakh turtles laid eggs on the beach this year. 

published on : 7th March 2023

Protecting Olive Ridley turtles: Odisha HC notice to Centre over procurement of transponders 

The HC was hearing the PIL registered suo motu by it on the high mortality rate of the Olive Ridley turtles on February 23, 2021.

published on : 3rd March 2023

Disappearing beaches: From humans to Olive Ridleys, none spared in Odisha

Sea erosion threatens 318 villages in six coastal districts of Ganjam, Puri, Kendrapara, Balasore, Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak

published on : 21st January 2023

Olive Ridley turtles face trawl net risk in Marakanam

Environmental activists urge govt to ensure turtles’ safety while they journey to shore during the nesting season between Dec to Feb end

published on : 11th January 2023

After slow start, Olive Ridley Turtle nesting season picks up pace in coastal delta

The districts of Mayiladuthurai and Nagapattinam have been known to top the state in egg collection as the coastlines contribute to the longest stretch in the state.

published on : 10th January 2023

Orissa High Court registers suo motu PIL on Olive Ridley turtle deaths

The fishing trawlers are supposed to fish beyond 20 km from the coast in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, according to the Odisha Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1982.

published on : 24th February 2021