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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Kosgoda
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Visit Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project for an educational and insightful tour of the turtle sanctuary and preservation project. This program, which started in 1988, aims to conserve local nesting sites, which are endangered by humans and predators, as well as monitoring the diminishing sea turtle activity in the area. The sanctuary has a large hatchery for rescued and collected eggs. After taking a tour and learning about all of the different species found in the area, you can take part in releasing the turtles into the ocean. The program relies solely on fundraising and donations, so if you choose to take part in the turtle release, you'll usually be asked to pay a small fee. Plan to visit Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project during your Kosgoda vacation using our convenient Kosgoda family vacation planner.
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A fantastic place for all ages. They show us the eggs the picked up in early morning, the new born turtles, one day old, two days old. Big 35 years old turtles, disabled turtles and white albinos turt... read more »
It has people to explain, but they run out of staff on some days, however, even on our own we enjoyed seeing this amazing creatures, who need our help to survive.
It's a small place with about 6 small tanks with few sea turtles and there is no body to explain about the turtles or the project. You will have to just go around by your own and see the turtles on th... read more »
I volunteered here in September with a couple friends. The whole experience was amazing and it was such a hands on project. You really are part of the conservation of sea turtles and have the chance to work with all different types of turtles native to Sri Lanka and of all ages. All the staff involved in the project were so welcoming and helpful. The food was delicious, the accommodation was simple, and the location was beautiful. Definitely would recommend and hope to go again in the future.
Thanks to Ms. Claire who is volunteer from NZ, we've learned a lot not only reality of the conservation of sea turtle but also human life. Must go if you visit Bentota;) ボランティアをされているニュージーランド出身のクレアさんのおかげでウミガメの生態系のみならず人生、生き方についても教えて頂きました。もしベントータに来るのであればここが一番
I was a volunteer at the sea turtle conservation project in august 2015 for two weeks, together with my 11 year old son. We loved every minute we have been here; the hard but very fulfilling work of refilling the hatchery, scrubbing the tanks and cleaning the beach. We have buried eggs, seen hatch lings come crawling out of their nest and we have released baby turtles into the sea! Last night, after a long walk over the beach in absolute darkness, with only the stars and the moon, we saw a big green turtle digging a hole to lay her eggs. After that she slowly made her way back to the sea...... All our dreams have come true! we will leave the project with our hearts filled with beautiful memories and we would like to say thank you, thanks to all the people who work here... you make a difference!!!!!
Really liked this place visiting everytime when I get a time :)
Really a lovely place to visit..
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