OLIVE RIDLEY - INTRODUCTION
Rescuing of Olive Ridley Turtle by Coast Guard Personnel
LEGISLATION FOR PROTECTION OF OLIVE RIDLEY TURTLES
All the five species of sea turtles occurring in India, including the Olive Ridley turtles, are legally protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and Appendix I of the CITES Convention which prohibits trade in turtle products.
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OPERATION OLIVIA 2014
As the nesting period stretches over six months, the Indian Coast Guard undertakes the Olive Ridely Turtle protection program under the code name 'Operation Olivia' every year. Coast Guard District No. 7 (Odisha) commenced Operation Olivia 2014 on 08 Nov 2014 under the coordination and control of Commander Coast Guard Region (North East).
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