Sunday, May 22, 2011

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle, an endangered species of India, is found in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. As per the facts and information of wildlife conservation, the population of this species is declined to extinction because these are hunted for eggs and meat for human consumption.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Scientific Name

Caretta Caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Features and Facts

  • Size of this turtle is typically 2.5 to 3.5 feet in carapace length

  • Adult weigh between 70 -0 170 kg

  • Habitat is coastal bays, estuaries, shallow water, etc

  • Carnivorous

  • Lay 3 to 6 nests per season

  • Estimated population decline to 44,560 nesting females

  • In deep crisis now

Protection of Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Destruction and encroachment of the natural habitat of Loggerhead Sea Turtle by humans in various forms are causing an alarming rate of population reduction. Many wildlife conservation organisations in national and international level have banned the illegal trade of this species. Various international treaties, agreements, national laws are also taking efforts to protect them.

Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag

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