Olive ridley

Wildlife Institute of India to fit satellite transmitters on 30 Olive Ridleys

The base of the transmitters and the anterior part of the carapace will be covered with epoxy.

published on : 16th November 2020

Eco-crusaders on a mission to bring back Olive Ridleys

A group of 6 youths of Puri district pulled out 5 tonnes of plastic waste from Devi estuary ahead of the nesting season of the endangered marine turtles, reports Diana Sahu

published on : 4th November 2020

Olive ridley conservation: Odisha govt clamps prohibition on sea fishing activity at three river mouths

The fishing ban has been imposed along a specified coast of the sea comprising sea turtle congregation area and their buffer zones at the river mouths of Dhamara, Devi and Rusikulya.

published on : 1st November 2020

These six eco-crusaders clean up Astaranga beach to bring back Olive Ridleys

Relentless in their endeavour, they pulled out over five tonnes (5,000 kg) of waste from the 18 km-long beach stretch in a month’s time.

published on : 1st November 2020

Seven-month fishing ban at Gahirmatha from today

The seven-month fishing ban at Gahirmatha marine sanctuary to protect the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles will come into effect from Sunday.

published on : 1st November 2020

Government imposes fishing ban to save Olive Ridley

Use of motor boats, trawlers and mechanised fishing boats has been prohibited along the stretch.

published on : 30th October 2020

Gahirmatha buoys up before Olive Ridley nesting season

Every year, Forest department and Indian Coast Guard personnel arrest several fishermen for entering into the marine sanctuary. 

published on : 21st October 2020

Endangered Olive Ridley turtle rescued and released in Ramanathapuram

Weighing around 35 kilograms, the adult female turtle was entangled in fishers' net on Sunday morning.

published on : 12th October 2020

Olive Ridley turtles wash up on Karwar beach, experts perplexed

The unusual sighting of Olive Ridley turtles on the west coast of late has puzzled marine experts, who say that it is not the season for these turtles to be found on shore.

published on : 2nd September 2020

Goa CM posts video of Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings emerging from nest on Morjim beach

The CM emphasized the importance of other beaches like Mandrem, Adonga and Galgibagh in Goa which also attract turtles for nesting. 

published on : 13th May 2020

Lockdown keeps tourists away from Olive Ridley nesting spots in Odisha

Usually, mass nesting of Olive Ridleys attracts a lot of tourists every year which disturbs the nesting turtles.

published on : 3rd May 2020

Arribada ends, four lakh turtles lay eggs

Every year, adult females crawl from the Bay of Bengal up to Gahiramatha to dig nests for laying their ping-pong ball sized eggs.

published on : 31st March 2020

8 lakh Olive Ridleys nest at Rushikulya, Gahirmatha

The Forest department has engaged speed and country boats at both the places for regular patrolling to keep a watch on the turtles.

published on : 26th March 2020

Mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins at Odisha's Gahirmatha marine sanctuary

Last year  around 4.70 lakh Olive Ridleys had nested from February 26 to March 7 on the two islands. The phenomenon was delayed due to untimely rains and bad weather this year, he said. 

published on : 16th March 2020

Olive ridleys' arrival low this year

A downward trend spotted in the arrival of Olive ridley sea turtles to the coasts in Kanniyakumari district after the Ockhi cyclone has left the wildlife conservationists of the areas in distraught.

published on : 20th February 2020