Smart Chip partners with WWF-India for the conservation of Olive Ridley Turtles in the Odisha Coast

New Delhi, January 18, 2016 - Morpho (Safran), through its Indian subsidiary Smart Chip Private Limited, announced its collaboration with WWF-India, in the protection and conservation of the Olive Ridley Turtles that are the smallest of all sea turtles found in the world.
SANJEEV SHRIYA, Senior Vice President India at Morpho and Managing Director, Smart Chip Private Limited and KARAN BHALLA, Chief Operating Officer at WWF-INDIA

Smart Chip is the industry leader in India in the business of providing digital identity and security solutions. It delivers integrated end-to-end business and e-governance solutions.

The Olive Ridley Turtles are found in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. In recent years, their numbers have been declining, as the species faces several threats along its migration routes and nesting beaches.

WWF (World Wildlife Fund) has been working towards their conservation in Odisha, which is home to one of the largest and most famous turtle nesting beaches in the world.

Smart Chip has entered into a three-year pact to support financially WWF-India in a project in Odisha, ensuring that this species of the turtle are given a new lease of life to thereby help them thrive in their habitats. 

"By encouraging conservation, we can build a more secure future for our planet," said Sanjeev Shriya, Senior Vice President India at Morpho, and Managing Director, Smart Chip Private Limited.

About WWF
WWF-India was established as a Charitable Trust on 27 November 1969 to further the mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. Rechristened World Wide Fund for Nature-India in 1987, WWF-India has over 40 years of experience in this field. A challenging, constructive, science-based organization, WWF-India, in keeping with the tenets of its parent organization, addresses issues like the survival of species and habitats, climate change and environmental education. Over the years, its perspective has broadened to reflect a more holistic understanding of conservation issues facing the country.


About Morpho
Morpho (Safran) is a global leader in identity and security solutions for an increasingly digital and connected world.  We employ more than 8,600 people in 55 countries and generated revenues of more than €1.5 billion in 2014. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, our unique expertise lies in developing innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business.  Morpho contributes to managing identities, protecting borders, detecting threats, supporting law enforcement and providing trusted on-line transactions and services.  Our solutions protect identities, ensure safety and safeguard privacy, for easier, everyday lives.

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