As nesting season begins, Sri Lanka’s olive ridley turtles face myriad threats

The Sri Lankan Navy has rescued 32 sea turtles that were likely being reared for their flesh, highlighting just one of the key threats to turtles migrating through this Indian Ocean island at this time of year.

Mongabay

Last updated on 06 December 2019

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Sri Lanka
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Bycatch
Species: 
Lepidochelys olivacea
Species group: 
Reptiles