Operation Kachhapa

Operation Kachhapa

Project Animal(s) : Ridley Sea Turtle
Project Category : Reptiles
Project Region : Asia
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : http://www.wpsi-india.org/projects/operation_kachhapa.php
Project is timebound? : Yes

Project Start Date : September 1, 1998

WPSI launched Operation Kachhapa for conservation of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle in September 1998 to try to stem the slaughter. Our objective is to reduce turtle mortality and try to safeguard the future of the species by concentrating on three main activities:

  • To improve patrolling of non-fishing zones and the protection of nesting sites.
  • To support legal action on turtle conservation and fishing law violations.

To build public support and awareness of sea turtle conservation issues. Operation Kachhapa has had a significant impact on the number of sea turtle deaths and public awareness of the problem. But construction activity along the coast is relentless and sadly thousands of turtles still die every year from the the illegal fishing boats that ply off the coast of Orissa. The future of the Olive Ridley sea turtle is still a matter of great concern

Project Agency : Wildlife Protection Society of India

Project Agency Contact : http://www.wpsi-india.org/wpsi/index.php