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Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA), Odisha, India has been organized a two day long eco-tour programme for school students at Barunei forest under Bhitarkanika Mangrove Ecosystem, Kendrapara, Odisha.

Please find a brief report in attachment.

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APOWA has been organized a mangrove tree planting event last week with the active participation of over 60 community volunteers from local youth club. As many as 2000 mangrove trees were planted at Naranpur village, Rajnagar. All the saplings provided by APOWA from its mangrove nursery at Badkot. In the area, APOWA has targeted fifty thousand mangroves planted by this year 2011 and more in coming years.  

Planting mangroves is very important because the volume of river erosion is high in this area, so the mangroves can holds the soil together to reduce the effects of erosion. Their neighboring village, i.e. Khirakot has already been devoured and displaced about thousand people homeless.  

 Mangrove planting is a big investment for environmental improvement, mangrove development and restoration will ensure the well being of the coastal ecosystem and communities. It will check coastal erosion and reduction of the natural disasters. Mangroves are an effective sink for carbon dioxide and thus contribute substantially in carbon sequestration. Greater community ownership ensures the sustainability. Declining vulnerability will contribute to community resilience.

 As you know, our works bring together community participation especially youth groups and collectively improve the way of mangroves in better fashion which leads to sustainable management and restoration of mangroves.


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Information about the Mass Nesting of Turtles which begins in Orissa of India

We are happy to inform you that the season’s first mass nesting or arribada of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles has started and quite a large number of turtles have come and nesting from March 02 night on Gahirmatha rookery in Orissa, home to the world's largest nesting site for the turtles. The major nesting beaches of the Gahirmatha are Nasi-I, Nasi-II, Babubali, Satavaya, Pentha, Barunei and Hukitolla.

The mass nesting is expected to go on for the next two to three days. It may be noted that this coast is one of the most preferred nesting sites of Olive Ridleys. These turtles also started mass nesting at Rushikulya rookery in Orissa.

With the beginning of nesting our volunteers are on high alert to protect the turtles and their nests on the beach. The members of Action for Protection of Wild Animals are monitoring the movement of turtles at the nesting sites.Please feel free to find herethe season’s first mass nesting Photo

More information contact: Bijaya Kumar Kabi

Director, Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA)

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