Mumbai Beach Goes From Dump To Turtle Hatchery Thanks To Volunteer Beach Cleanup.
The UN was stunned by this feat, which they called the “world’s largest beach cleanup project.”
With the help of some amazing volunteers, Shah began the difficult task of getting rid of a whopping 5 million kilograms of plastic. And he managed to do this in only 85 weeks, which was an incredible accomplishment!
Shah and his volunteers certainly had their work cut out for them given all the trash around them.
What should have been a beach full of golden sand and fresh water had become a dumping ground of rotting waste. In fact, there were areas where there was so much plastic, that it practically reached the volunteers’ waists.
Everyone worked hard on Mumbai’s Versova Beach to transform the shoreline into something beautiful.
The cleanup effort was only the beginning. Every time a monsoon hit this region, the ocean would seemingly spill more waste onto the shore. The volunteers realized this, and were willing and able to come back again and again to keep the beach clean.
Once all the tough work was complete, the beautiful coastline became virtually unrecognizable.
It’s hard to believe that this is the same beach that was littered with plastic and other garbage. Now that the shore was clean again, Shah and his volunteers were certain that the sea turtles would have a chance to procreate again.
There are seven different species of sea turtles, and six of them are considered critically endangered.
So, there’s tons of work to ensure that these sea turtles don’t become extinct. However, Shah’s initiative has given these adorable little creatures a fighting chance. Shah even teared up when he saw the turtles wiggling their way across the sand.
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