Villagers for protection of turtles in Odisha near Rushikulya #Odisha #Wildlife #Ganjam

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Odisha Wildlife animals news – Villagers for protection of turtles in Odisha near Rushikulya #Odisha #Wildlife #Ganjam

Berhampur (Odisha), Mar 18 (PTI) Residents of Podampeta, a predominantly fisher folk village, near the Rushikulya mouth in Ganjam district are engaged in protecting Olive Ridley sea turtles, who are climbing the beach for mass nesting.
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The villagers consider arrival of the sea creature as harbinger of good times.

“The turtle (kurma) in Hindu mythology is considered an incarnation of Vishnu,” said L Arreya, a villager.

“The villagers ensure that the turtles remain unharmed during nesting,” he added.


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