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Mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins in Odisha

The mass nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles, an endangered species has begun at mouth of river Rushikulya in Ganjam district of Odisha. Over 10,000 female turtles have laid eggs on the first day, in the 3-km-long sandy beach from Gokharakuda to Podampeta. Along with nesting sites at river Rushikulya mouth and Gahiramatha, the mouth of ..

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Olive Ridley Conservation programme restarted after nearly 25 years

The wildlife flank of the Forest Department has re-started the Olive Ridley conservation after nearly 25 years by setting up a hatchery at Besant Nagar in Chennai. The department set up the hatchery in January 2014 near the broken bridge behind the Theosophical Society premises. Around a dozen people have been employed to guard the ..

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'Operation Oliver' to conserve vulnerable turtles

The Coast Guard in Odisha has launched ‘Operation Oliver’ as part of its annual mission to ensure the safe mid-sea visit of breeding Olive Ridley sea turtles in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary area of the State. The operation is being conducted in collaboration with the forest department in order to keep watch and vigil on illegal ..

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Odisha imposes fishing ban to protect nests of endagered Olive Ridley sea turtles

The Odisha Government has imposed a seven-month fishing ban within 20 km from the river mouths of Dhamara, Devi and Rusikulya in Gamjam district for safeguard nests of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles. The ban prohibits motor boats, trawlers and mechanised fishing boats in the region. The ban on the 20 km span of the Dhamra-Rushikulya ..

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Current Affairs : November 1, 2011

West Bengal moots Four-tier plan to upgrade health infrastructure The West Bengal Government has mooted a four-tier plan to upgrade the health infrastructure in the state while initiating formulation of a policy to invite private participation in the sector. Magma wins Spotlight Gold Award (US) for Communication excellence Magma Fincorp, a leading asset finance company, ..

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