On Monday, at Kota Padukere, the local fisherman’s community, along with the support of the Bramhavara Forest Department rescued a wounded sea turtle that had lost a flipper.
On Sunday, 17th June, FSL-India’s Senior Program Manager, Venkatesh received a mobile call from the Maddugudde village fishermen community, about a wounded sea turtle. He immediately informed the Forest Department officials and went along with them to rescue the sea turtle.
The survival of the sea turtle is critically linked to the conservation of our environment. The huge number of deaths of these creatures, particularly during the nesting season is a key indicator that we need to relook at our conservation efforts, as well as the programmes in place to educate the fisherman community.
Navunda beach is a very beautiful beach on the west coast of India. The sand is white, there are a lot of green coconut trees, the waves of the ocean are rolling in.
Sea turtles are one of the very few animals to graze on seagrass and help maintain the health of the seagrass beds. Like normal lawn grass, seagrass needs to be constantly cut short to be healthy and help it grow across the ocean floor. Over the past decades, due to pollution, there has been a decline in seagrass beds, leading to a decline in the sea turtle population.
History repeats itself… The 2nd week of March 2017 was one of the most exciting weeks for the sea turtle conservation project.