Olive Ridley turtles

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

Olive Ridley nesting likely to break previous records

Senior scientist Anil Mohapatra said at least 8,500 turtles have been tagged at Rushikulya and Gahirmatha marine sanctuary so far.

published on : 27th February 2023

Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Rushikulya for mating

Sources said illegal fishing activities in the Rushikulya beach every year pose serious threat to the turtles who come to the rookery for breeding and nesting.

published on : 25th December 2022

Constructions along seashore caused massive erosion: Study

Almost the entire Gopalpur shoreline experienced erosion between 2010 and 2020

published on : 9th November 2022

Odisha govt to lay 7-month fishing ban near Olive Ridley nesting sites

The prohibition is clamped every year -- from November 1-May 31 -- to ensure the turtles don't get entangled in fishing nets or come under the propellers of trawlers.

published on : 31st October 2022

Art of activism

It also has an art teacher who imaginatively fuses art with activism on the sun-baked beaches and shores of the district.

published on : 11th September 2022

Olive Ridley turtles' nest Agarnashi island disappears in sea

1.5-km-long wide island was part of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

published on : 8th September 2022

Record mass nesting at Ganjam’s Rushikulya

The annual nesting season of the Olive Ridley turtles at the Rushikulya rookery in Ganjam district has created a new record of over 5.5 lakh nests this year. 

published on : 4th April 2022

Olive Ridley turtles: Catch, hatch and release

The rather bustling shores of Besant Nagar beach have been playing host to the annual Olive Ridley sea turtle nesting season at night since the last week of December.

published on : 29th March 2022

After Gahirmatha, Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Rushikulya

After two days of mass nesting at Gahirmatha, Olive Ridley turtles started arriving early Sunday morning at the island from Gokharkuda to Podampeta in Rushikulya.

published on : 28th March 2022

Olive Ridleys clock a record Day-1 turn at Odisha's Gahirmatha sanctuary

After much speculation and delay, a record number of Olive Ridley turtles arrived on March 25 at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary for mass nesting.

published on : 27th March 2022

Rehabilitated juvenile Olive Ridley turtles return to ocean

The turtles received intensive medical care at the foundation’s rehabilitation and rescue centre in Neelankarai.

published on : 20th March 2022

Threat to Olive Ridley turtles, Odisha HC tells government to check trawling

The Orissa High Court on Wednesday directed the State government to take concrete steps in a time bound manner to prevent illegal trawling in the prohibited zone at Devi river mouth.

published on : 10th March 2022