Illegal barriers to turtle nesting areas will be demolished.

Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority orders demolition of unlicensed compound wall at crematorium in Morjim . The wall was constructed in a no-take zone of a turtle nesting site .

Panaji: The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has ordered the demolition of an unlicensed compound wall at a crematorium in Morjim, which was constructed in a no-take zone of a turtle nesting site.To protect the nesting sites, the no-take zones have been notified.The GCZMA had been told that the compound wall had been constructed in Morjim, within CRZ-I and within a no-development zone.The convicted infractor told the Authority that the crematorium existed since 1963.

The subject is an unauthorised construction of a compound wall for which the respondent has not produced any reports demonstrating that the proposed compound wall was legalauthorized and constructed before 1991, prior to the CRZ's notification.According to the GCZMA, the toposheet relied on by respondent is unreliable because it was made by a private company and not by any government agency.The crematorium wall was not discovered until 2011, according to a survey by the Remote Sensing Institute in 2011.The GCZMA noted that Google photographs of 2003 did not reveal the structure.

The Authority took the decision to demolish the unlawful unauthorised compound wall at the front of the property in Morjim village in Pernem taluka, which falls into a no-development zone, according to the GCZMA.The GCZMA had prepared a proposal for the states four turtle nesting sites in Canacona and Galgibaga, and Morjim and Mandrem in Pernem earlier this year.No-take zones on these beaches were carved out to help protect the environment as part of the initiative.In these zones, only marine conservation activities are permitted.