Timi is the Sanskrit word for ‘whale’ and Kurm is the Sanskrit word for ‘turtle’.
Our Timi-Kurm program activities to support conservation and management action include:
1. Conducting and supporting studies on life history and behavioral ecology of Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins (Sousa sp.), killer whales (Orcinus orca) and other cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in waters near Karwar.
2. Conducting training and awareness seminars on topics related to environmental issues, marine mammals and sea turtles of India, marine debris removal, and marine mammal and sea turtle stranding response.
3. Conducting and supporting research on Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtles include collecting information on nest counts, clutch size, movement patterns, and mitigating impacts on sea turtle populations.