Turtles threatened by oil spill in south India
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Hundreds of students and fishermen were working Friday to clean up an oil spill on India's southern coast that campaigners say threatens the turtles that nest there every year. Campaigners and fishermen have accused the government of being slow to contain the damage from the spill, the scale of which has only emerged in recent days. "What ought to have been a localized incident has now become a regional one because of the culture of denial," said Nityanand Jayaraman, a Chennai-based environmental activist.
Turtles threatened by oil spill in south India. (2017, February 4). Manila Standard, p. C3.
Oil spills; Threatened species; Sea turtles; Fishers; Animal welfare; Nesting; Ecotourism; Carcasses; Man-induced effects; Cleaning; Water pollution; Environmental protection; World Wildlife Fund (WWF); Agence France-Presse (AFP); International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Indian Coast Guard; Fishermen's Welfare Association; Jayaraman, Nityanand; Bharati, K.; Bhaskaran, M.A.
- Manila Standard