In India, the conservation of Olive Ridley Turtles has become a priority as populations are dwindling in many coastal areas due to overfishing, industrialization, and climate change. Olive Ridley, also known as Lepidochelys olivacea, is the smallest breed of turtle in the world. Not only
Velas Turtle Festival is organised Every Year since 2006 by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra. Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra has empowered villagers by starting Home Stays to host the tourists visiting during this period. This year Sahyadri has handed over the turtle festival to the villagers of Velas.