Abstract

Nesting of Chelonia mydas and Lepidochelys olivacea in Pakistan occurs at Hawkesbay and Sandspit along Karachi Coast and at Ormara and Jiwani along Balochistan Coast. During the present study, we surveyed all known and potential turtle nesting sites and identified 6 new nesting beaches, including Mubarak village (Karachi Coast), Gwadar (West Bay), Pishukan, Ganz, Sonmiani, and Hingol National Park (Balochistan Coast). During the study we observed that habitat degradation constitutes a major threat at coastal areas near Karachi and Korangi creeks.

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