Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

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  • March 8, 2021
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Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment; Biodiversity

In news

  • A three-member panel constituted by the Orissa High Court made a field trip to the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary to assess the measures taken for the conservation of endangered olive ridley sea turtles.

Key takeaways

  • According to an environment magazine’s report, 800 olive ridley turtles died since January due to negligence of the States Forest and Fisheries department.
  • The olive ridley turtles turn up in millions for mass nesting along the Odisha coast every year.
  • Gahirmatha beach off Bay of Bengal coast in Odisha is acclaimed as the world’s largest nesting ground of these turtles.

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