Distribution

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Distribution

Distribution
Tamil Nadu and PuducherryAndhra PradeshKeralaKarnatakaMaharashtraOdishaAndaman and Nicobar IslandsLakshadweepGujaratWest BengalBangladeshPakistanSri LankaGoa

Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Nesting species: Olive ridley
Nesting season: December to April
Length of coastline: 1,076 km
Important nesting beaches: Nallavadu, Marina - Neelankarai, Mamallapuram - Puducherry, Nagapattinam, Alikuppam, Neelankarai - Uthandi
Organizations involved: TREE foundation, Students Sea Turtles Conservation Network(SSTCN), Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT)

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Andhra Pradesh

Nesting species: Olive ridley
Nesting season: December to April
Length of coastline: 980 kms
Important nesting beaches: Sacremento Island, Neelarevu, Elichetladibba, Kapaskudi
Organizations involved: Visakha Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VSPCA), Manthini Ujwala Welfare Society, Green Mercy

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Kerala

Nesting species: Olive ridley, leatherback, green and hawksbill
Nesting season: October to February
Length of coastline: 590 kms
Important nesting beaches: Alungal, Kolavipalam, Thaikkadappuram
Organizations involved: Green Habitat, Naithal, Theeram

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Karnataka

Nesting species: Olive ridley
Nesting season: October to February
Length of coastline: 260 kms
Important nesting beaches:
Organizations involved: Field Services and Intercultural learning, Canara Green Academy

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Maharashtra

Nesting species: Olive ridley
Nesting season: October to February
Length of coastline: 720 km
Important nesting beaches: Velas, Guhagar
Organizations involved: Sahyadri Nisarg Mitra; Bombay Natural History Society; Centre for Environmental Education

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Odisha

Nesting species: Olive ridley
Nesting season: December to April
Length of coastline: 480 km
Important nesting beaches: Rushikulya, Gahirmatha and Devi river mouth
Organizations involved: Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA), Alacrity: Odisha, Sea Turtle Action Program (STAP), Greenlife Rural association (GLRA), Orissa Marine Resources Conservation Consortium (OMRCC), Project Swarajya, Podampeta Ecotourism and Olive Ridley Protection Club, Rushikulya Sea Turtle Protection Committee (RSTPC), Dakshin Foundation, Indian Institute of Science

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Nesting species: Olive ridley, leatherback, green and hawksbill
Nesting season: November to March (leatherback and olive ridley) and April to September (green and hawksbill)
Length of coastline: 1962 kms
Important nesting beaches: Cuthbert Bay, South Reef Island, Great Nicobar Island, Little Nicobar Island, Little Andaman Island
Organizations involved: Andaman and Nicobar Environment Team (ANET), Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT), Dakshin Foundation, Indian Institute of Science, Society for Andaman & Nicobar Ecology (SANE)

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Lakshadweep

Nesting species: Hawksbill, green, olive ridley
Nesting season: November to March (leatherback and olive ridley) and April to September (green and hawksbill)
Length of coastline: 132 km
Important nesting beaches: Suheli Island, Agatti Island, Kalpitti Island and Bitra Island
Organizations involved: Lakshadweep Marine Research and Conservation Centre; Centre for Ecological Sciences; Nature Conservation Foundation

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Gujarat

Nesting species: Olive ridley and green turtle
Nesting season: June to January
Length of coastline: 1600 kms
Important nesting beaches: Kantela - Kuchhadi, Mangrol - Bara, Navadra - Lamba
Organizations involved: Prakruti Nature Club, Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation, Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology

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West Bengal

Nesting species: Olive ridley
Nesting season: December to April
Length of coastline: 950 km
Important nesting beaches: Dadanpatra, Digha, Junput and Shankarpur
Organizations involved: Nature Environment and Wildlife Society

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Bangladesh

Nesting species: olive ridley, green, hawksbill (rare)
Non-nesting species: loggerhead

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Pakistan

Nesting species: olive ridley, green

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Sri Lanka

Nesting species: olive ridley, green, leatherback, loggerhead, hawksbill

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Goa

Nesting species: Olive ridley
Nesting season: October to February
Length of coastline: 160 kms
Important nesting beaches: Morjim, Kerim, Galgibaga, Agonda
Organizations involved: Wilderness Resorts, Centre for Environmental Education

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