Prakash Javadekar hails KURMA mobile app towards conservation of Indian turtles

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Prakash Javadekar hails KURMA mobile app towards conservation of Indian turtles


Union Environment and Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar hailed the KURMA mobile application as a unique tool for tracking and reporting Indian turtles.

Commending the unique approach he said such initiatives highlight the vital role of citizen participation towards conservation of the rich flora and fauna of the country.


World Turtle Day observed every year on 23 May


The Mobile Application, KURMA, was launched on 23rd May this year on the occasion of World Turtle Day. The citizen science initiative aims at conservation of turtles and tortoises.

The mobile application has been developed by the Indian Turtle Conservation Action Network (ITCAN) in collaboration with the Turtle Survival Alliance-India and Wildlife Conservation Society-India.

It provides users the database to identify a species and also provides the location of the nearest rescue centre for turtles across the country.

Sources – Newon Air



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