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Olive Ridley Turtles take on Tata. Touché Turtle!

According to wiki page on Olive Ridley Turtle:
In the Indian Ocean, a major nesting ground for the Olive Ridley turtles is in the Indian state of Orissa. Beaches in Devi, Gahirmatha and Rushikulya are known nesting sites for this turtle's Indian Ocean population.
The long term plan is to build 14 ports along the Orissa's 480 km coastline. This comes around  to about one every 35 km.

Gahiramatha is believed to be the largest nesting ground of the species in the world. Gahiramatha Sanctuary is close to Bhitarakanika, believed to be India’s second largest mangrove forest 

Dhamra gets its name from Dhamra estuary, the confluence of Brahmani river and Baitarani river.

A port is being built at Dhamra, less than 5 Kilometers from the Bhitarkanika Sanctuary and 15 Kilometers ("as the crow flies") from Gahirmatha Sanctuary.

A catchy campaign video by Greenpeace protesting construction of the port by TATA at Dhamra in Orissa.


Here's the Digg page for the Greenpeace campaign


For more views on the issue check out seaturtle.org

Comments

  1. I am not surprised by the way the Green peace organization is behaving. They have always been criticized for being too radical, too alarmist or too mainstream, for using methods bordering on eco-terrorism, or having itself caused environmental damage in its activities, for taking positions which are not environmentally or economically sound, and for valuing non-human causes over human causes. These criticisms have been not only made by governments, industrial and political lobbyists but also by and other environmental groups

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  2. I personally am very upset with green peace, fighting for anything which is right is great but to simply make noice and drama is not nice, we Indians need to know that for the past so many yrs Orissa has always been in the news for constant floods and cyclones its very disturbing so many of them lost their lives humans , animals , vegetation, tress infrastructure.

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  3. earlier Green Peace have always been criticized for being too radical, too alarmist or too mainstream, for using methods bordering on eco-terrorism, or having itself caused environmental damage in its activities, for taking positions which are not environmentally or economically sound, and for valuing non-human causes over human causes..

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  4. Coming up with advertisements like this and not portraying the real facts is a real shame

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  5. On this low-traffic page, in a timespan of only 6 minutes, I get 'enlightening' comment by 4 'random' people, 3 of them presumely women, and all the while my statcounter doesn't even register their spammy presence; it all only has me convinced that their is a strong but stupid lobby working pro-actively against the voices who want to know what will happen to the turtles.

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  6. I am not surprised by the way the Green peace organization is behaving. They have always been criticized for being too radical, too alarmist or too mainstream, for using methods bordering on eco-terrorism, or having itself caused environmental damage in its activities, for taking positions which are not environmentally or economically sound, and for valuing non-human causes over human causes.

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  7. The facts are clear dredging has had no impact on the nesting this year.
    Sustained development is a win-win situation in all cases

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  8. Tata has obviously done its homework and going ahead with the project. People like you made such a big deal when Dubai was building their palm islands and the world, now its a marine life haven. It easy to post blogs sitting comfortable with a good job. What about the development and employment generated. Tata will not let the turtles and us down. Don worry.

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