Monday, 17 March 2014

Olive Ridley Turtle caricature



I've just returned from an enriching trip to Velas, a coastal village in the Konkan coast of Western India famous for hosting one of the few nesting sites of the Olive Ridley Turtle. Classified as vulnerable by the IUCN, Olive Ridleys are one of the more commonly seen species of sea turtles, and like all their kin, face a number of conservation threats such as entrapment in fishing nets, collisions with boats, destruction of nesting sites, poaching, egg-lifting and over-fishing. I had the pleasure of saying hello to four Olive Ridley hatchlings!
The poster can be ordered by e-mailing me at rohanchakcartoonist@gmail.com. Stay tuned for cartoons and comics on sea turtles and Olive Ridleys!


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