Point of interest
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Sri Lanka is home to 5 of the 7 species of turtle worldwide. This conservation project that educates visitors & offering the opportunity to release hatch-lings into the sea at sunset.
The sea turtles project is one of the turtle hatcheries located along the southern coast, this hatchery is located 6 Km south of the Bentota bridge. These turtle hatcheries were constructed to rescue and protect turtle eggs because of the rapidly declining numbers of marine turtle in Sri Lankan shores.
The turtle hatchery is a great place where they breed in captivity and release to the ocean hundreds of turtles each year.
Here you will find lots of information about Sri Lanka's pioneering sea turtle conservation project - why Sri Lanka (and the village of Kosgoda in particular) is a prime turtle nesting site, why the conservation project is needed and how the project is operated by local people with the help of international volunteers