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Donate to the Olive Ridley Project

Your donation will help us untangle more turtles from ghost gear and nurture injured turtles back to health. Furthermore, it will fund our educational programs, ghost gear removal efforts and initiatives to reuse end-of-life fishing gear. We are grateful for any donation we receive – big or small.

Did you know that because of invisible ghost nets, thousands of turtles and other marine animals in the Indian Ocean are entangled each year? Ghost net entrapment devastates turtles by causing undue stress, dehydration, starvation, and, eventually, death. The turtles rescued by the Olive Ridley Project are only a fraction of those who endure this agony in the open sea. It is almost impossible to pinpoint exactly how many go unnoticed.

Help Us Fight Ghost Nets and Conserve Turtles

Donations to the Olive Ridley Project will help us fund the running of our Marine Turtle Rescue Centre in Baa Atoll, where we care for the injured sea turtles rescued throughout the Maldives. We currently rely on the generosity of volunteers working with our Turtle Vet to ensure proper care for our patients.

We also rely on volunteers to carry out ghost net removals in the Indian Ocean; ghost nets are removed after chance sightings by recreational divers and boat crews. Donate to the Olive Ridley Project and help us employ a team of ghost net busters.

The funds we do have, we spend on raising public awareness and educating local communities about the ghost net problem. We provide educational material, workshops, and newsletters about our project.

Our goal is to educate boat captains, divers, fishermen, visitors, biologists, and anyone whose livelihoods rely on the Indian Ocean, about the damage caused by ghost nets. We aim to combat this problem that plagues our oceans and the organisms within it through research and education. Even the smallest amount helps us reach our goal.

Donate to the Olive Ridley Project via Pay Pal using Donate button below.

On behalf of all turtles that will benefit from your generosity, we thank you in advance for your support!