Since last six years , an organisation called Sahyadri Mitra is making efforts to conserve turtles on the coast of maharashtra and they have been quite successful in doing it.
From this year they are going to celebrate the success of the project by celebrating Turtle festival !
The festival will be on the 22nd March and Monday, the 23rd March 2009 at Velas, Taluka Mandangad, District Ratnagiri of maharashtra.It is organised by sahyadri Mitr in coordination with the Gram Panchayat, Velas and the Forest Department.
i find this to be a unique way to get more and more ppl involved in the movement and it also has an additional objective of promoting Eco tourism and thus creating livelihood options for the locals through this activity!!
I would like to share the link to the website telling more about the festival
Here is the link to the website-