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  • 10 April

    Logging threatens breeding turtles

    Creditos: Juan Patiño

    Debris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world’s most important nesting sites in Colombia…

  • 3 April

    Shrunken habitat behind diminishing Olive Ridley population

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    Odisha coast is the largest mass-nesting ground in the world for the critically endangered Olive Ridley turtles. This year, the Arribada, as it is popularly known, saw the largest number of arrivals. According to the forest officials monitoring the turtle “landings”, over six lakh of them arrived by the fourth …

January, 2017

  • 18 January

    Signs of hope for endangered sea turtles

    Image by Calandra Turner UC San Diego

    Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from their nesting sites in Japan to their feeding grounds off the coast of Mexico…

  • 11 January

    30 Olive Ridley turtles found dead on Chennai beaches

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    At least 30 Olive Ridley turtles have been found dead on the sea shores along Chennai over the last one week. On the Tiruvanmayur beach alone caucuses of five turtles were found. Experts say they are 12 to 15 years old. With the nesting season just beginning, turtle conservationists are …

July, 2016

  • 11 July

    60% of Loggerhead turtles stranded on beaches in South Africa had ingested plastic

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    Researchers have found that 60 percent of post-hatchling loggerhead turtles stranded on southern Cape beaches in South Africa have been impacted by growing quantities of human-caused debris such as plastic fragments, packaging and fibers. A new study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin last month reported that 24 out of 40 …