INDIA HUNDREDS OF SEA TURTLES DIED
IN BAY OF BENGAL

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FILE RTI APPLICATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT & FOREST, ORISSA
1. How many Olive Ridley Sea Turtles (Olive Green Sea Turtles) have died so far since 2006-2012?
2. What are the reasons for such Mass deaths?
3. Is there any laboratory assessment being done? If yes, provide the detailed Laboratory Analysis & Assessment Report.
4. How much of the funding from 2006-2012 onwards has the Government of Orissa allocated to conserve such endangered species & how much has been invested to date?

SEND THIS TO :

The Information Officer
Department of Environment & Forest
Government of Orissa
Address: Plot No. A/3, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha 751023



Hundreds of dead turtles at Paradip Sea Beach ( Bay Of Bengal )
Dec 20, 2012 -
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Shocking news from Paradip at the Coastal belt of Odisha ( Bay of Bengal ):
Since last week thousands of Turtles were found dead on the shoreline.


Open Letter by Action Against Poisoning :

Dear Mr. Sharma,

Action Against Poisoning calls on you to take immediate action in the following case.
We are one of many organisations, focused globally on environmental matters. We have followed Nature Drive Trust of India (NDTI) in its laudable efforts to mobilize a new Indian generation for the care and protection of your beautiful nature.

Around October 2012 NDTI conducted an Orissa Coastal Clean-Up in concordance with local authorities and educational institutes. This clean-up consisted of a series of local events where hundreds of students and volunteers cleaned a large number of popular beaches in the Bay of Bengal. Each event was closed with an environmental awareness seminar.
The net result of this coastal clean-up is a cleaner environment and – even more important and lasting – a motivated new generation of Orissa citizens, participating in the maintenance and protection of this beautiful coastal area.  

Around 17 December 2012 hundreds of Olive Ridley turtle corpses washed ashore on several beaches at the same coastline, causing great concern especially for the participants in the clean-up and the communities where the carcasses were found. We take note of the fact that such is not a small but a massive incident.
As we understand a few corpses were sent in for investigation immediately but after 3 weeks there is still no information on the cause of death. In the meantime no action is taken as it is unclear what the cause of death is  – be it poison, contageous disease, propeller wounds or a combination of these – and where the source lies. After 17 December new corpses were still washing ashore.

It appears that responsible authorities are not taking action to investigate a serious incident, are not inclined to stop an ongoing environmental threat and are not interested in the prevention of environmental disasters.
In our view it is a very embarrassing situation if NDTI is teaching a new generation to take care and responsibility for our nature and responsible authorities show that they couldn't care less about the nature under their protection.

It is a good thing that the global environmental community followed, supported and applauds this private initiative from the people of India to make our planet Earth a better place to live.
It is a bad thing for the image of India that the same community follows the sorry follow-up by authorities on the first environmental incident after this Coastal Clean-Up.

So we call on you to take immediate action in this case as required by the environmental policies falling under your responsibilities and command. We look forward to your answer and we will publish the postmortem laboratory analysis report on the turtles.

With kind regards,

Action Against Poisoning
Den Haag
The Netherlands

WATCH ALSO PLEASE :
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Orissa- Gahirmotha: FISHERFOLK NEEDS TO BE INVOLVED IN TURTLE CONSERVATION
Gahirmotha is the nesting place for (Olive Ridley) Turtle, Odisha, India.
Greenpeace India and United Artists Association recently Conducted a joint study on the measures needed to improve the economic conditions of Traditional Fishing communities around the Gahirmatha marine Sanctuary


SEA TURTLES DIE IN BAY OF BENGAL INDIA

Dec 11, 2012
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Nature Drive NDTI is planning to bury the dead tortoises on Wednesday in the sand at the beaches. We will send two of these tortoises to the laboratory for further investigation to find the cause of their death. On first sight it seems to be caused by unhealthy water condition like increased acid levels rather than fishing activities. Whatever the reason for this massive death might be, it is very sad news for animal lovers.

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by: Krushna Chandra Bhoi
https://www.facebook.com/dead-tortoises-found

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