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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

13A Galle Road, Kosgoda, 80570, Sri Lanka

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0094 77 600 73 02

Work hours
MO 08:30 – 05:30 SA 08:30 – 05:30
TU 08:30 – 05:30 SU 08:30 – 05:30
WE 08:30 – 05:30
TH 08:30 – 05:30
FR 08:30 – 05:30
About Come and take a look at the fantastic work being done by our volunteers.
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Mission To increase the number of sea turtles in the Indian ocean and beyond.
Description The hatchery was hit by the Tsunami in 2004. The whole area was destroyed and they had very little money to rebuild the sanctuary so they decided to launch a website and call in international volunteers for there help using the money raised by schools and donations from visitors. 7 years later (2011) the project is doing well and more and more turtles are being saved everyday in one way or another. Eggs are being protected from poachers and the hatchlings are being released back into the wild while being overlooked by the volunteers to ensure they are not caught out by predators such as birds. The sanctuary is now home to 10 Green, Olive Ridley, Hawksbill, Loggerhead and soon to be Leatherback turtles. The turtles are well looked after and made sure they are healthy and eating well, the turtles we have at the moment are victims of fishermen, poachers and the black market. It's not as bad as it used to be but it still happens because at the end of the day it's a way of making money no matter how illegal it is, as money is a big problem here in Sri Lanka. The government play no part in the funding of this place which is why we need your help, you can also contribute by liking/becoming a fan of this page and if your kind enough, giving a small donation the help us help such amazing creatures and stopping them becoming extinct later in life. You are welcome to come and visit anytime and we hope to see you soon, thank you.
Awards Knowing that such amazing animals continue to be apart of this planet.
Founded by Dudley Perera in 1988

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