Pollution, loss of habitat have hit 40 bird species in Mumbai
Report in TOI dated Nov.12 1999.
Where ecology turns turtle
The olive back loggerhead turtle is an endangered species'. But conservation efforts
receive a setback every year when hundreds of these reptiles get caught in the nets
of fishing trawlers and die before they are thrown back into the sea. The dead turtles
wash upon the beaches of Digha, Shankerpur and Juneput in Midnapore district of West
Bengal. This year the toll has been exceptionally high - 400. According
to the postmortem report by the Forest Department, these creatures, which come to
Indian shores around this time of the year to lay eggs, died of suffocation, most
probably in the fishing trawlers.
Source: 'Opinion' Business Line dated 23 Feb2000