Talking Turtles : Turtle Tales

Amukta Mahapatra

Amukta Mahapatra

KS: As I started working on my recent book,  ‘From Soup to Superstar’, my original idea was to put down information from books, documents and my own experience in the field over the last ten or fifteen years. But between doing historical research – by looking through...
Shekar Dattatri

Shekar Dattatri

KS: Shekar, how did you get involved with sea turtles? SD:  It’s a long story! When I was ten, I read a book by Gerald Durrell called ‘Rosy is my Relative’. It was a hilarious story about a man being bequeathed an elephant named Rosy by a dying uncle, and the ensuing...
Preston Ahimaz

Preston Ahimaz

KS: What do you remember about how you got involved with turtles? PA: I got involved even before I joined WWF, with my wife Ann. She was with the Snake Park before I came on the scene and she was working there full time. At that time, WWF had a little – what should I...
Ann Ahimaz

Ann Ahimaz

AA: I had joined Snake Park immediately after school in 1972. I was learning shorthand and typewriting. During that time, I joined Snake Park because I found snakes very fascinating. KS: Which school were you in? And why were you fascinated with snakes? It’s very...
Romulus Whitaker

Romulus Whitaker

Sea turtle conservation in India started with turtle walks in Madras (now Chennai) on the east coast in the early 1970s and coincidentally at about the same time in Gahirmatha, Orissa, at one of the largest rookeries for olive ridley turtles in the world. Started by a...