Riddle of the Ridley
Author: Shekar Dattatri
9788181461735 | Centre Stapled | pp. 36 | 2006 | Tulika Publishers
Callous fishing practices lead to the death of thousands of ridley tutles in India every year. This book is an impassioned plea for their conservation.
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The ‘arribada’ or arrival of thousands of olive ridley sea turtles for mass nesting on some beaches of Orissa is one of nature’s amazing spectacles. Yet thousands of these gentle reptiles die every year due to callous fishing practices and human apathy. Through unique photographs, ridley facts, and a narrative born out of firsthand experience, award-winning wildlife film-maker Shekar Dattatri makes an impassioned plea to keep the beaches safe and free for the olive ridley.
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About the Contributors
The author was 12 when he joined the Madras Snake Park as a volunteer. He saw his first olive ridley during a turtle walk in Chennai two years later and fell in love with these gentle giants of the sea. His facination for reptiles and all living creatures led him to become a wildlife film-maker after college. More information on his work can be found at shekardattatri.com
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