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Title: A review of sea turtle exploitation with special reference to Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep Islands, India
Authors: Tripathy, Basudev
Choudhury, B C
Keywords: Sea turtle exploitation
Sea turtle consumption
Sea turtle trade
Traditional medicine
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: A01K, A01N1/00, A23B5/00
Abstract: The abundance of sea turtles at a few sites gives the impression that they may not be endangered, but many nesting population are in a decline phase. Over exploitation of sea turtles is considered one of the most direct and easily identified of problem, and causes immense pressure on a population whether it is for commercial or non-commercial purpose. Intensive harvesting of Lepidochelys eggs has resulted in population declines in many parts of the world. The exploitation of sea turtle resources from northern Indian Ocean region area is known from early twentieth century. Although, historically for commercial purposes, sea turtles in recent times are considered a non-commercial resource because of its high rate of reduction in number throughout the region. The paper describes the traditional sea turtle exploitation practices in India with a focus on present exploitation trends in three important sea turtle regions of India. Stringent measures that are required to save sea turtles from exploitation have also been suggested.
Page(s): 285-291
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.06(2) [April 2007]

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