Let’s travel to the coast of Andhra Pradesh, specifically the Sacramento Island of East Godavari. You won’t be surprised to find one of the most endangered species on the planet laying eggs across the coast. Here’s what you need to know about these turtles and the efforts we are making to protect them:
Olive Ridley turtles are found most across India’s east coast
East Godavari is the second largest breeding ground for these species
Since 1999, over 10,000 dead turtles have washed ashore on our beaches each year.
The most common cause of Olive Ridley deaths is mechanised fishing techniques
There is a team of 52 fishermen dedicated to releasing newly hatched turtles in the sea
We at Chai Bisket hope you can contribute to the conservation of these endangered species in your own small ways!
Also, we urge you to check out EGREE Foundation (http://www.egreefoundation.org/) for more information about conservation efforts.
If you wish to contribute, mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org