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Measures to protect olive redly sea turtle. Turtle seed released by District Collector.

Publish Date : 21/03/2018

Katrenikona ,20 March, 2018.

The rare species of olive redly turtle should be protected for maintaining  environmental balance, said Shri Kartikeya Misra, I.A.S, District Collector. He released the baby olive redly turtle nested at protective centers established by the wild life wing of forest department at Gatchkayala pora sea shore in Katrenikona mandal on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion Collector said that the rare variety of turtle nests at  two important places in our nation, one at Odissa coast and the other palace is hope island and S Yanam coast in our  distinct which needs protection as the survival rate of these species was low. He further said that it was targeted to release 2 lakh turtle in to the sea in our district by the end of June  this year in the coast and necessary protective measures are being taken up by the wild life wing of the forest department. Collector said that green turtle was also identified in this coast. With regard to protection of tigers in the wild life sanctuary, Collector said that  censors have identified five to six tigers in Papikondalu, Chintoor forest area in the district. Shri V.Vijayarama Raju,I.A.S, Commissioner ,Rajamahendravaram Municipal corporation, Shri Anantha Sankar, I.F.S DFO, Wild life ,Shri O Anand I.A.S,Trainee Asst Collector, Shri Bhimasankaram, Regional Director Tourism department and others were present.