Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Kosgoda

4.7
#12 of 22 in Parks in Galle District
Observe and get to hold baby turtles at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, a prime turtle nesting site. Victor Hasselblad, the world-famous manufacturer of digital and film cameras, founded the first turtle hatchery on the island in 1978. During the years, the center has released nearly four million turtle hatchlings into the sea. It has also gradually put an end to illegal fishing, saving the coral reefs from further devastation. The center operates with the help from the locals, who collect the eggs at night. Put Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center into our Kosgoda trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The 500 rupees you spent for a ticket are used to help the turtles. This Center pays people who bring turtle eggs, makes sure the turtles are raised save until they are 3 days old and than releases th...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    The place is interesting. You learn a bit about the turtles and their conservation. The intention is really good, but it's a bit too touristic. I don't want to take a picture with a turtle in my hand ...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    We called in to the hatchery on our way from Galle to Colombo. What an experience to learn how the turtles eggs are collected to avoid being stolen and then seeing the 1-3 day old turtles as well as o...  more »

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