A routine traffic ticket on a federal highway turned into the largest seizure of contraband turtle eggs ever made by the Federal Police. Traffic ticket led to discovery of 22,000 eggs.
Hebrew media reports said that rocks were also found near the turtles’ bodies — which were daubed with what appeared to be red paint — prompting concerns the animals had been stoned to death on Betzet Beach, just south of Rosh Hanikra on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.
Conservationists are outraged over a video on social media showing people attempting to ride a leatherback turtle over the Easter weekend.
A compassionate fisherman from Vietnam is probably winning the hearts of many netizens around the globe for releasing a rare turtle back into the ocean and refusing the money offered to him beforehand.
Yet another loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) was found fatally wounded on a beach in Nafplio in southern Greece Thursday. The turtle had received multiple blows to its head and shell.
Tiny olive ridley turtles have hatched in India’s financial capital Mumbai for the first time in two decades after a major cleanup of a beach, officials said today.
Since he was a boy, Soumyaranjan Biswal has kept a night vigil at the beach near his coastal Indian village where tens of thousands of tiny olive ridley turtles gather to lay their eggs.
As many as 144 Olive Ridley turtles were found dead this year during January and last week to February. They were killed accidentally during trawl boat and mechanized fishing.
Mozambique’s Quirimbas National Park authorities in Cabo Delgado province said on Sunday they have arrested over 20 Tanzanian fishermen for allegedly decimating marine turtle in the region.
Mass nesting of Olive Ridleys has started on the tranquil beach of Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary, the world’s largest rookery of sea turtles.
On any day Tamil Nadu records at least 40 to 70 deaths of nesting turtles and this is an issue, the official said, adding and at times there are also mass stranding of Olive ridley’s clocking more than 100 in a single day, he said.
Three more carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles washing up on Palolem and Benaulim beaches during the last two days has added to the growing concern over the stranding of marine species on Goa’s coastline.