Sunday, March 8, 2009

Velas Turtle Festival on 22nd March

Many of you must have heard of Olive Ridley Turtles (ORTs) being endangered by development and poaching in Orissa and Tamil Nadu. But very few Mumbaikars know that just 200 Kms south of Mumbai is one of the prime spots for breeding of these endangered species. From Murud Janjira to Dabhol, we have a string of beaches which are favoured by ORTs for laying their eggs.

For the 6th Year in a row, Bhau Katdare and his team at Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra are organizing the Velas Turtle Festival, aimed at conservation of ORTs along the Konkan coast. So be there and show that you care!

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