There are a million reasons to love sea turtles. They swim thousands of miles in their lifetime, they’re some of the oldest living creatures in the world, and they can live just as long as humans! Today, we wanted to share a little bit about a special type of sea turtle, the olive ridley.
Each year on the eastern coast of India, the olive ridley return for their famed, synchronized mass nesting. Over the past decade, studies have shown a decline in the number of turtles due to various threats to the nesting sites. For the past seven years, HSI India has been working hard to protect these creatures and give them a fighting chance.
Watch this video to learn more about the important work to protect olive ridley sea turtles.
With the help of our two partner groups, Action for Protection of Wild Animals and Cox & Kings, we’re educating the public and increasing community participation in conservation activities. We have adopted three beaches to combat various threats that these turtles face by patrolling the beaches to protect the nests and eggs, remove debris, collect and relocate vulnerable nests, and safely release the hatchlings to sea.
All of this work is because of the support of compassionate animal lovers like you. Thank you for all that you do for animals, big and small, across the globe!
Humane Society International