Drop in nesting South Asian turtles

2012-12-21 22:20
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Kolkata - Conservationists have expressed alarm over the low number of turtles arriving on the coast of east India and Bangladesh for the nesting season, blaming overfishing and climate change for the decline.

Straddling Bangladesh and India, the 10 000km² Sundarbans is famous for being the largest wildlife home for endangered Bengal tigers, but it is also a habitat for many rare marine species.

"Sea turtles are also avoiding the Sundarbans because of fierce winds during cyclones."

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