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Turtles yet to arrive for nesting

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 17:09

With Olive Ridley sea turtles yet to arrive at Gahirmatha rookery in Odisha`s Kendrapara district for mass nesting, wildlife personnel are in a spot of bother.

Seven fishermen held in restricted zone in Odisha

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 14:20

Seven fishermen have been allegedly arrested for intruding into the prohibited breeding zone of endangered marine animals in Odisha.

Mass nesting by Olive Ridley turtles

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 18:16

Putting fears of forest officials and wildlife lovers to rest endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have arrived in hordes at Gahirmatha beach here for their annual mass nesting.

Illegal marine fishing continues off Gahirmatha

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 15:20

Unlawful marine fishing activities have been continuing in prohibited area off Gahirmatha in Kendrapara district despite crackdown and vigil maintained by forest officials, police and the coast guard.

Twenty fishermen held for fishing in reserved zone

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 13:26

Forest department officials have taken into custody 20 marine fishermen of West Bengal after intercepting a couple of fishing trawlers near Satabhaya coast off the prohibited Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha.

Fishing ban in Gahirmatha, fishermen resent

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 15:49

Orissa government on Tuesday clamped a seven-month ban on fishing along the 20-km stretch of Dhamra-Barunei mouth within Gahirmatha marine sanctuary

Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Gahirmatha sanctuary

Last Updated: Friday, February 26, 2010, 20:45

Female Olive Ridley turtles have arrived to lay eggs at the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara district in Orissa, as they do every year.

Turtles dying en-masse in Orissa’s Gahirmatha sanctuary

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 06, 2010, 14:17

Sighting of bloated and motionless bodies of Olive Ridley sea turtles lend credence to the belief that unlawful trawling operation despite prohibition is in full swing along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary.

Sunken ship could threaten Olive Ridleys in Orissa

Last Updated: Friday, September 11, 2009, 15:16

The mass breeding of rare Olive Ridley turtles is likely to be hit due to the sinking of a cargo ship, carrying iron ore fines and oil, in the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast two days ago, a marine expert warned Friday.