Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment; Biodiversity
- 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.
- 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.