Renowned turtle expert Nicolas J Pilcher, who was in Pakistan for a seminar on threats to the turtles in Pakistan, has confirmed that a third species of turtles, the Loggerhead was also nesting on Karachi shores.
Until now the only two species recorded nesting in the country were the green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and a smaller number of Olive Ridleys (Lepidochelys olivacea). By far, the most widespread nesting is by the green turtle, from the eastern shores of Sindh all the way to the western shores of Balochistan.
Recent findings by the IUCN Pakistan team, under the auspices of the Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Project, have documented this third species, the Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) nesting at Daran beach, some 11 km South East of Jiwani.
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