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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

The Turtle Hatchery Kosgoda, Sea Turtle Conservation Project was established to protect the Sri Lankan turtle from extinction. Kosgoda is a prime turtle nesting site and the project engages the local fishing community in its efforts to conserve turtles by monitoring their activity and conserving nesting sites.

Turtle eggs are collected and brought to the hatchery where they are then buried in sand until the baby turtles hatch. Saved from predators in this manner, the baby turtles are then released to sea at night time. The project also cares for injured or disabled turtles, including albino turtles that would not survive in the wild.

Distance from hotel – 8 km