New hope for turtles on Goa beaches


The state has proposed a conservation reserve for turtle nesting along the Galgibaga-Poinguinim belt and initiated the process for acquisition of land.  A total of 1,81,255 sq m of land is proposed to be acquired. The forest department had been toying with idea for more than six years, but it was delayed due to procedural setbacks. "The acquisition will greatly help turtle conservation," Debendra Dalai, deputy conservator, wildlife and eco tourism, South Goa said. 
"This spot has a great advantage because of its accessibility and undisturbed location," Dalai said. Once the land is acquired, the department can pursue a proposal for making it a conservation reserve.  The forest department has plans to put up an interpretation centre at the spot and some benches for visitors.[TOI]