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February, 2018

  • 17 February

    Olive Ridley turtles fall prey to dogs at beach

    The team noticed that there were a number of dogs behind Sai Baba Temple. They spotted a sea turtle on the beach and on closer inspection, found that the adult female Olive Ridley turtle that had come to nest had been attacked and bitten by some of the dogs. 

  • 4 February

    Turtle landing on Labuan marine parks dwindle 33% last year

    Drifting timbers and tree branches that landed on the Labuan marine parks beaches, Malaysia, are among the cause of decreasing in turtle landing. Labuan Marine Park Department expressed concern about the decline of 33% in the overall turtle landing last year.  

January, 2018

December, 2017

  • 19 December

    Turtles continue to be victims of bycatch

    The number of sea turtles falling victim to bycatch off the coast of Jalisco and Nayarit is on the rise, with dragnets used by shrimp trawlers the biggest cause of the problem.  

  • 18 December

    Turtles are turning away from Karachi’s beaches

    Sandspit Beach near Hawke’s Bay has proven to be a deadly spot for turtles. Stray dogs and eagles feed on turtles’ eggs, while plastic bags that are part of the heaps of trash littering the beach have soiled the natural habitat of these turtles.