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Turtles on Makran beaches are facing endangerment


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07th Mar, 2020. 12:38 am
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Turtles on Makran beaches

Aquatic life at Makran – coastal line in Pakistan is facing threats nowadays, especially turtles are in real danger.

According to a leading science website from Pakistan –Scientia, dead bodies of aquatic turtles are found in the area which was considered as a protected natural habitat.

In recent years, the beaches of Makran were considered safe for aquatic life. Many of the world’s aquatic life species are found here.

There are several different beaches in Makran including Daran, Jewaani Tak, Ormara, Hiftilar Island and Pasni have been given the status of safe havens for a unique population of green turtles. Since these areas are far away from human populations, they are ideal for these unique turtles.

Miserably, dead bodies of these animals are now being unveiled in these areas. These areas no longer serve as sites of protection for these turtles.

Since they are shy animals, they do not lay their eggs near areas where humans reside. They prefer places with no noise and light.

Biology experts say that only one out of thousand baby turtles are able to survive. This can lead us to ponder over the importance of turtles for ocean life.

Experts say that their diet includes jellyfish and other water entities found near the coast. They also help in cleaning impurities in the water, which is crucial for the flourishing of other aquatic life. The average age of turtles is about 100 to 150 years, and they travel to a lot of countries in the world.

Due to the lack of education and awareness, the local people do not consider the turtles to be important.

Also, in far off areas, there is no one to rescue them. Secondly, the locals do not take the death of these turtles seriously either and make no efforts to protect them.

No NGO or governmental authority is working for the protection of these rare turtles.

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