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Saturday, January 22, 2022



A turtle, a pool and the fight to save Puerto Rico’s beaches

November 07, 2021 8:28 pm

Concerns over the future of Puerto Rico's beaches are decades old but have been exacerbated in recent years by climate change, hurricanes and a frenzy of building and rebuilding that is reshaping the island’s oceanfront.

In Kenya, ex-accountant now protects sea turtles

October 04, 2021 6:28 pm

Kenya has five species of sea turtles. All are internationally recognized as endangered, and protected under local law with a penalty of life imprisonment.

From Pune, Forest dept sends 63 turtles to Assam by flight, to be released into natural habitat

August 13, 2021 10:09 am

Forest officials said these turtles were recovered in cases of smuggling and during arrests of persons who wanted to sell the protected species illegally.

How a chance rescue in Arunachal Pradesh led to the discovery of a new tortoise species

June 25, 2019 9:37 pm

The first-ever sighting of the elusive Manouria impressa or Impressed Tortoise in an Arunachal Pradesh forest will give a boost to the field of turtle conservation in Northeast India.

Mumbai: Man arrested with 20 rare turtles at Crawford Market

June 23, 2019 4:17 pm

The WCCB set a trap after they received intelligence regarding the sale of turtles in South Mumbai. Shaikh was arrested with a cotton bag, inside which officials found twenty juvenile turtles.

World Turtle Day: 11 children's books to learn more about turtles

May 23, 2019 4:50 pm

World Turtle Day 2019: The purpose of this day is to bring attention to and increase knowledge of tortoises and turtles. Here are some books you can read with your children to make them aware.

How turtles are different from tortoises and other facts

May 24, 2019 2:29 pm

It is quite easy to tell them apart just by looking at their limbs from a distance. Turtles have webbed feet and tortoises have firm, rounded feet.

World Turtle Day 2019: From Odisha to Fiji Islands; places that are big on turtle tourism

May 23, 2019 6:00 am

If you have never seen a turtle in your life, then you can always plan a trip to these destinations for a memorable experience. There's something surreal about a turtle waddling down the beach.

Bihar: Inter-state gang of poachers busted, 260 turtles seized

November 10, 2018 10:23 pm

According to SP, Purnea, Vishal Sharma, all the four poachers hail from Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh and were arrested at a toll plaza in Dagarua police station area here.

Forest department drive to protect Olive Ridley sea turtles

October 13, 2017 3:05 pm

Every year the state government imposes a ban on fishing activities with the use of mechanised trawlers along the 170-km coast in the state during mass nesting of the Olive Ridley turtles.