Two species of marine turtles nest on the Karachi coast the green turtle (chelonia mydas) and the Olive Ridley turtle
Menai, as the Olive Ridley turtle
was dubbed, was found at the bottom of the drive of the Anglesey Sea Zoo in November 2016, thousands of miles from her natural home.
She was believed to be the first Olive Ridley turtle
ever to reach British waters, having been carried from the equatorial southern Atlantic Ocean.
Working with the Maldivian government and NGOs including the Manta Trust, the Olive Ridley Turtle
Project and Shark Watch, the Gili Veshi team will continually monitor the marine ecosystem and threats to biodiversity including coral bleaching and the onslaught of invasive Crown of Thorn starfish.
The populations of the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) are considered Critically Endangered, while the populations of the green turtle and the olive ridley turtle
(Lepidochelys olivacea) are considered Endangered and Vulnerable, respectively.
The rare olive ridley turtle
had been found washed ashore in the Menai Strait in Wales, and sent to the Anglesey Sea Zoo.
A RARE olive ridley turtle
has flown with holidaymakers to Gran Canaria to be released into the wild.
Roebuck Bay's biodiversity is extensive and the marine park provides enhanced protection for threatened species such as the snubfin dolphin, flatback turtle, olive ridley turtle
and the specially protected dugong," Mr Jacob said.
Over a few nights, almost a million Olive Ridley turtle
eggs hatch, turning the beach into a wriggling mass of life, as the babies slowly make their way down the sand and into the sea.
The government's primary effort involves a scheme to increase monitoring beaches where turtles make their nesting grounds, particularly the olive ridley turtle
The very next day, guests discovered a young Olive Ridley Turtle
that was entangled inside a bag, where it had lost a front flipper and damaged the back flippers.
Five important turtle species; green turtle (Chelonia mydas) olive ridley turtle
(Lepidochelys olivacea) hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) and leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) have been reported in the Indian Ocean .