Status of the loggerhead turtle in India

Tripathy , Basudev (2005) Status of the loggerhead turtle in India. Current science, 88 (4). pp. 535-536. ISSN 0011-3891

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According to sea turtle literature from India and Indian Ocean area, of the world’s seven species of sea turtles, five are known to inhabit Indian coastal waters, its Bay Islands, Lakshadweep, etc. Except for the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), the remaining four species nest along the Indian coastline1. All these five species are legally protected under the Indian Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, and included in Appendix I of the CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Flora and Fauna).

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