ساحل سمندر پر لوگوں کی تفریح سبز کچھوؤں کی افزائش نسل کیلئے خطرہ
Beach Parties are disturbing green turtles in Karachi. These are creating threats to green sea turtles. Sandspit Beach at Hawks Bay in Karachi is the green turtle habitat. Moreover, these green marine turtles come out of the water on the sand to lay eggs. This sand provides pits for green turtles breeding. The hatching time for Green turtles eggs is 45-60 days. After hatching Baby turtles move back towards the water. Beaches of Pakistan had been the green turtles breeding site of five endangered turtle species but now only green turtles nest. Sindh Wildlife Department is putting Green sea turtle conservation efforts at the coastal conservation center. They are making efforts against the Threats to green sea turtles. AFP Report ..
See also: Beach Huts, a Threat to Turtles Breeding
Beach Huts Disturbing Green Sea Turtles
Witnesses found turtles being disturbed due to noise and flashlights during beach parties. Moreover, the construction of huts at this beach line is creating threats to marine life. This is encroaching on the nesting areas of green turtles eggs in sand. A volunteer witnessed a turtle which disturbed during egg laying. She moved back and there was a line of eggs behind her. This sign is a great threat to endangered turtle species and green turtle habitat.
Like other wild animals, marine life is also facing threats. Human activities are creating problems for green turtles and other sea life. Pakistani Beaches have been the nesting habitat of five endangered turtle species. Now only green marine turtles are seen on the two beaches in Pakistan. Besides construction and human activities, Diesel and petrol fumes cause deformities in newly hatched green marine turtles as per WWF Report.
Green Sea Turtle Conservation Efforts
Green sea turtle conservation efforts in Karachi to combat the threats to green sea turtles. A dedicated team of the Sindh Wildlife Department is working for the conservation. They observe turtles after dark at the beaches during breeding season between August and January. They protect the turtles during nesting. After egg laying, they transfer the batch to the coastal conservation center and rebury it.
This site is protected from stray dogs, snakes, and others. Volunteers care for the hatching cycle of 45-60 days. After hatching, they shift baby turtles to water during the night. These Green sea turtle conservation efforts are giving positive results. They are protecting endangered turtle species as well as green turtle habitat at the coastal conservation center.
Facts about Green Turtles
Green turtles are the only turtles which are herbivores. Moreover, these are one of the largest species. Their shell is not green. In fact, they have green-colored cartilage and fat. Moreover, these turtles travel long distances for feeding. Most of the time mature turtles move back to their beach of birth. They come back due to Acclimatization with the environment of their birthplace. For green turtles breeding. Males and females mate at the beach of their birth. The beach is the nesting site for green turtles eggs.