State prepares ground for nesting of Olive Ridleys

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  • The Andhra Pradesh Wildlife authorities have prepared the ground for a safe nesting season for Olive Ridley turtles along the 970-km coastline from the Srikakulam district to the Nellore district.
  • An extensive plan to set up rookeries has been prepared under the in situ conservation method: collection of eggs and release of the hatchlings.
  • The conservation status is ‘Vulnerable’, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red data. 
  • In Krishna district alone including the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, more than 88,500 eggs were conserved in the last season. The fisherfolk have already been alerted to be vigilant to rescue the turtles from the fishing nets.