Draft guidelines on extracting sand from sandbars released

Sources said the guideline states that the committee constituted at the district level will be responsible for approving extraction as per approved plan.

published on : 1st June 2023

Tamil Nadu sets new record in turtle conservation

1.7L hatchlings released out of 2.17L eggs collected from 1,791 turtle nests in 35 hatcheries in eight coastal districts

published on : 22nd May 2023

Turtle hatchlings make way to sea at Odisha's Gahirmatha marine sanctuary

The mortality rate of baby turtles inside the sea is high, as out of 1,000 hatchlings, only one survives to become an adult.

published on : 25th April 2023

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

700 Olive Ridley hatchlings released into sea in Visakhapatnam

The sight of these endangered species making their way towards their natural habitat was a heartwarming reminder of the importance of conservation efforts.

published on : 5th 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

NCW seeks FIR against Turtle Surveillance Alliance director over sexual harassment allegations

A few women who had previously worked with TSA alleged sexual harassment by one of the directors of the organisation on Instagram.

published on : 21st March 2023

Olive Ridleys’ nestling ends, over 5.12 lakh eggs laid this year

Every year, adult female turtles crawl from the Bay of Bengal onto Gahirmatha to dig nests for their ping-pong ball-sized eggs. 

published on : 19th March 2023

Two dead, 3 hurt as tractor turns turtle in Odisha

According to reports,  all the five persons had gone to the forest to collect wood for some religious yajna. While returning, the accident occurred.

published on : 10th 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

John Cena, Jackie Chan join the voice cast of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem'

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is directed by Jeff Rowe. It marks Nicklodean's first-ever CG-animated theatrical production. 

published on : 5th 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

Over 2009 turtle hatchlings released into the sea this far in TN's Ramanathapuram

As the turtle hatching season has commenced in the district, nearly 12,000 eggs have been collected by the forest department so far in the district.

published on : 2nd 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

Winter season sees spike in trade of Indian turtles

The UP police apprehended a person last week and seized about 300 turtles from him in Mainpuri district of the state. 

published on : 12th 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