Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Kosgoda

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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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  • Kosgoda is about 30 kms from Kalutara and is near Bentota.There are several places in the Kosgoda area for turtle conservation. They not only ensure conservation, they also protect disabled turtles an...  more »
  • Wonderful place. Also looks after disabled and injured turtles such as this albino turtle. Dedicated staff on an important mission  more »
  • Such wonderful work to extend the turtle community. Staff give educational tours. Positioned on lovely beach surrounded by lush vegetation.  more »
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  • This was a lovely experience. It is a great to see a working sanctuary, and not pay vast amounts for a tourist amusement park or zoo. The SR1,000 entrance fee is not a lot for us and it all goes towards the work they do. Perhaps when we retire we will come back and volunteer for a while.
  • The scope of the project is so meaningful and it's really great that they sacrifice their time for this. They have a systematic process and attentive staff. It's a unique experience to visit the place get some knowledge about the sea turtles, see them, touch them and actually to contribute for their wellbeing.
  • You can see different types of sea turtle in small cement block tanks in the area which is about 20 perch area has almost 8 small cement blocks/tanks. People who are interested on marine will enjoy. Others will be disappointed if u expect more. See all turtles photos below.
  • This is place of turtle consavation in sri lanka
  • Visited September 2016. Not much turtles were there.. some tanks were empty.. may be they have a palning.. worth for ticket price..