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In a world where 7 billion plus, human beings exists, only 39 of a kind of turtles survive. But thanks to the collaborative effort of officials and conservationists, a team at Sunderban, has managed to breed the extremely rare turtle species – Batagur baska first time in captivity. Also known as north river turtle, the terrapin is a critically endangered species found in India and is more threatened than the tiger.
The pious temple grounds in Assam are soon to become a safe haven for turtles too. In a bid to save the rare and endangered turtle species of the North east, wildlife conservationists and temple authorities have decided to let turtles breed in the temple ponds.
A year ago no one thought that Sagarika could swim again or even go back into the marine world she loved. Sagarika, the rare Olive Ridley turtle was found with a flipper chopped off and a severely injured carapace in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. But thanks to the efforts of numerous volunteers and after spending a year at rehabilitation centre the turtle was finally set free, back into the ocean waters on Saturday.
Last month two Giant Baleen Humpback whale sharks washed ashore dead on the Mumbai-Thane coast. Earlier a Bryde’s whale shark was found at Ratnagiri shores, 250 km away from Mumbai. With dead dolphins and Olive Ridley Turtles also spotted at regular intervals on the coast of Maharashtra and other south-west regions shores, there is fear that the deaths are not natural but caused by human errors.
Gahirmatha Marine sanctuary is one of the biggest mass nesting grounds of Olive Ridley Turtles in the world. But this year, forest department is concerned that the nesting of the endangered turtle will be delayed due to climate change.
Goa is one of the most talked about holiday destinations all the year round but the fun and frolic definitely reaches an all time high in December when Christmas and New year celebrations pull people from all corners of Indian and the world to this beach destination. But what the party goers totally overlook amidst power packed dance and music session, is that somewhere along the same beaches are the rare and endangered olive ridley turtles, nesting and looking forward to bringing the next generation into the world in solitude and peace.
A few months back if one looked at the two Olive Ridley Turtles injured on Goa shores by boat propellers, the verdict would definitely have been death. But thanks to the efforts of International Animal Rescue team the turtles could be saved and are now back in the sea waters.