Olive Ridley Turtle Conservation

Olive Ridley Turtles were pronounced endangered a long time back and in Gaonkhadi, Turtle conservation project started from year 2017. During December to March, many Olive Ridley turtles come to the western coasts of Maharashtra and lay their eggs. These eggs are then guarded by a group of volunteers against predators and poachers. Eggs naturally hatched within 50 - 60 days and the hatchlings will....
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  1. Observe the Olive ridleys laying eggs 
  2. Help the volunteers to release hatchlings into the sea.
  3. Also, tourists can see different species of turtles.

Organized By

Maharashtra Forest Department, Government of Maharashtra
Pradeep Dingankar
Gaonkhadi, Taluka / District - Ratnagiri

How to reach

The nearest airport is Chipi, which is 180 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Ratnagiri, which is 30 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Ratnagiri, which is 35KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
Gaonkhadi Beach, Gaonkhadi, Ratnagiri
Date Time

1 Dec 2022 - 31 May 2023



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