CMPA Technical Report Series No. 17. Marine Turtle Festival Guidelines

This report provides an overview of the Guidelines for local governing bodies on how to independently host a turtle festival. The turtle festival is an opportunity for tourists to witness turtle hatchlings crawling towards the sea. In 2006, the NGO Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) initiated the first turtle festival in Velas, Ratnagiri district to create an opportunity for additional income for villagers while supporting marine turtle conservation