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Conservation Success: 10,082 Olive Ridley Hatchlings Released Along Chennai Coast

In a heartening display of conservation efforts, over 10,000 Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings have been released into the sea along the Chennai coast. Collaborative efforts between the Forest Department, NGOs, and dedicated volunteers have resulted in the collection and transfer of more than 42,000 eggs to hatcheries across various beaches in the region.

Despite initial concerns stemming from cyclone Michaung’s impact, the nesting season has witnessed a surge in Olive Ridley activity, signaling positive momentum for sea turtle conservation. With Tamil Nadu’s coast serving as a crucial nesting site, the Forest Department has intensified its conservation endeavors, bolstering the number of hatcheries and implementing advanced monitoring systems to safeguard these endangered species amidst challenging environmental conditions.