Orissa is the largest breeding and nesting
grounds of the olive ridley sea turtles in the world. But over the past decade,
the turtles have been under severe pressure from illegal trawling .These turtles belongs to the breeding
population who travels thousands of miles in the sea to reach the Orissa coast
to lay eggs. The endangered marinewild
animal has been coming every year in lakhs on Orissa coast., on the beaches
between the mouth of Dhamara in Puri District in the north and the mouth of
Rushukulya in the Ganjam District. For More Details Click
Last year 3.3 lakhs had come to the Orissa for
breeding and nesting. In the district of Ganjam (South
Orissa) these turtles are found in a number from Dec. to March
every year in the mouth of Rushikulya in the areas of Purunabandha,
Gukhurukauda, Kantiagada, Jhadakuda, Huma and Palur which
is situated on sea beach. These areas are situated 13 k.m distance from Dist.
HQ of Ganjam & 50 Kms. from Maitri Club.
The annual death dance is macabre indeed by the following reasons.
1)Cut open by the rotary blades of mechanized fishing
2) Suffocated by the fishing nets.
3)Eggs theft by poachers and predators.
4)Eggs are in various thretene.
5) Lack of awareness.
Maitri Club over come the above
faults by providing four special security personals asturtle protector.
Maitri Club stopped the metal tagging on olive riddle
Some research persons watchthe lifecycle of olive riddle by using numbered
metal tag. They put the tag on fore limb of olive while they coming for
hatching. Which causes a mental and physical punishment, Which is punishable
under PCA Act 1860 .
HenceMaitri Club decided to draw the attention of
honourable Chief Justice of High Court, Orissa, Cuttack and demanding him to stop the illegal
metal tagging. Maitri Club give No. Chance to do thiscruel practice.
At last Maitri Club win to stop the metal tagging.