KENDRAPARA: Large numbers of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have started arriving at three major rookeries - Devi river mouth , Rushikulya river mouth and Gahirmatha marine sanctuary. As the turtles are mating in sea waters, the Forest and Coast Guard officials have remained on high alert.

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government imposed six-month fishing ban from today to protect the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary.

Trawlers and boatmen have been directed not to fish within 20 km off the coast in the marine sanctuary areas covering 35-km stretch from Agaranasi to Dhamra.

Environment watchdog Greenpeace on Thursday warned that the costs of the Paradip oil spill caused by the drowning of the Mongolian ship MV Black Rose on September 9, in terms of damage to ecology, could be far more than what a clean-up would involve. "As we move forward, the focus should not be solely on the response to the oil spill, but more importantly on preventing such accidents.

A new project, however, must get the nod from the Union environment ministry
On March 23, Greenpeace International issued full-page advertisements in the international press to draw attention to the Olive Ridleys, which come annually to the beaches of Orissa

Marine protected areas have put thousands of fishers out of business. It doesn

Olive Ridley turtles missed their annual nesting trip to the Orissa coast last year. Conservation groups blamed the upcoming port at Dhamra. The turtles are back this year, and port proponents Tata and L&T claim vindication. They overlook the violations that have allowed the port at Dhamra in the first place On March 23, 2009, environmental group Green-peace International issu-ed a full-page

A marine protected area (mpa) is any coastal or marine area in which certain activities are regulated to conserve natural resources, biodiversity, and historical and cultural features. International treaty, Convention on Biological Diversity, defines an mpa as

KENDRAPARA: More than a million baby Olive Ridley sea turtles have started emerging from the sandy nesting grounds at Nasi-1 and Nasi-2 islets under Gahiramatha marine sanctuary of Kendrapara district today, said Prasanna Kumar Behera, the divisional forest officer of Bhitarkanika National Park.

KENDRAPARA: More than two million baby Olive Ridley sea turtles started emerging from pits on the sandy nesting ground of Rushikulya beach recently. This was informed by A.K. Jena, divisional forest officer of Rushikulya turtle rookery.

New Delhi: When Tatas finally launched the Nano late last month, something else went piggyback riding on the wave of global attention the car was getting. On March 23, the day of the launch, full-page ads appeared in two international papers with a prominent picture of the