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  Fishermen threaten rare turtles
Updated 23 February 2004, 20.29
Turtle
Conservationists are asking the Indian government to take steps to save the endangered Olive Ridley turtle.

The turtles nest on the coast of Orissa state in eastern India, but in the last five years 50,000 of them have been killed in illegal fishing nets.

They're very vulnerable, as only one in every 1,000 born reaches adulthood.

So conservationists and the state forest department have formed Operation Turtle to try to get the government to protect the rare animals.

They want the government to work harder to stop illegal fishing.

They also want to stop any building happening near where the turtles lay their eggs, as it would scare them away.

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