Bahuda rookery is being developed as a possible olive ridley mass nesting site

  • The Odisha Government is developing another olive ridley mass nesting site in the state at the Bahuda river mouth in Ganjam district.
  • Around three km stretch of the beach from Sunapur to Anantpur at Bahuda rookery is being developed as a possible olive ridley mass nesting site.
  • It is located around 20 km to the south of Rushikulya rookery coast which is a major mass nesting site of olive ridleys.
  •  In 2018 a few hundred olive ridleys had nested at Bahuda river mouth in February. Encouraged by this,  the state forest department decided to develop it as a second mass nesting site for the turtles on the Ganjam coast.

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