Green Life Rural Association (GLRA)


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Type of Organization:

Non-governmental Organisation


Gundalaba village (Devi Coast), P.O. Kusmber, Via Astarang, Puri District, 752109, Orissa.

Brief Description of Work/ Research:

Initially worked on the Wildlife Institute of India’s sea turtle project. Members of GLRA also worked with Operation Kachhapa when it was launched. In 2002, GLRA started a project called ‘The Turtle Friends’, identifying strategic sites for sea turtle nesting along the coastline to focus monitoring and protection in these areas. They also prepared a comprehensive action plan to protect turtles along the coastline and also constituted monitoring groups that will help ensure effective implementation of the work. Education and awareness programmes have also been instituted. In the year 2009-10 GLRA built an artificial reef with the help of the local fisher community.

Where is the work/research situated?

Their activities are focused in the Devi river mouth region.

Contact Person 1:

Sovakar Behera