Monthly Archives: August 2009

Sea turtles in Orissa

Sea turtles in Orissa

Every year millions of olive ridleys are coming to the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is known as the second biggest mass nesting area for turtles in the world. Nowadays the sea turtles are an endangered species. Commercial fish trawling is the main threat, because the turtles get trapped in the nets and drowning to death. Especially in Orissa one can see the result of this intensive industrial fishing. Thousands of dead sea turtles are washed to the sandy beaches every day. Many NGO’s along the coasts of India try to protect the turtles from this danger. So does the Green Life Rural Association (GLRA) with whom FSL India is going to start a project. FSL India will send volunteers to Orissa for “The Turtle Friends Project” of GLRA to change the situation for the turtles for the better.

Thank you Juliane for the article…….