3rd turtle hatchery set up in Bijnor’s Daranagar Ganj
| Monday | 1st April, 2019
Over the years, they have pitched in by lending a hand in collecting and making efforts in preserving turtle eggs and protecting nests.These efforts have started to bear fruits.
Bijnor: After successfully releasing turtle hatchlings into river Ganga at Makhdoompur in Meerut and Ahar in Bulandshahr, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and UP forest division have set up another hatchery at Daranagar Ganj in Bijnor district.
The aim was to prevent farmers from destroying turtle nests and eggs along river banks.
Initially, a hatchery was set up at Makdoompur and then at Ahar.
WWF has rescued around 3,000 eggs and hatched them before releasing them into the Ganga over the past seven years.
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