Pakistan loses nesting grounds for Green sea turtles by 30%

In Pakistan, Green sea turtles’ breeding declined by 30% in the last ten years due to environmental degradation and eroding habitats. The loss of traditional nesting sites has caused further threats to the already endangered Green sea turtles in Pakistan. Sandspit and Hawkes Bay, beaches in Karachi, are ideal nesting spots for rare green turtles due to their sandy shorelines.

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In addition, Sandspit and Hawkes Bay beaches rank among the top 11 nesting sites worldwide for green turtles. However, they have been destroyed mainly due to uncontrolled construction over the past few decades. Saltwater species are declining due to a decrease in natural habitats, increased water pollution, and careless fishing.

Source: The Express Tribune