Olive Ridley Project : protecting turtles in the Indian Ocean

ORP

Baa Atoll, Maldives

Region Active

Africa, Indian Ocean

Non-profit organisation

2013

Activity

Turtle conservation, Protection of endangered species, Fishing gear, Ghost gear, Ghost fishing

Description

The Olive Ridley Project protects sea turtles and their habitats in the Indian Ocean through rescue and rehabilitation of injured sea turtles, research and education, removal of ghost gear from the ocean, and by working to reduce and reuse ghost gear. The ORP Marine Turtle Rescue Centre provides veterinarian care and rehabilitation to injured marine turtles rescued across the Maldives.