- Help bury rescued turtle eggs into the sand
- Feed the baby turtles at the sanctuary
- You could even take part in a turtle release!
This project has been hugely successful in shaping and influencing turtle conservation efforts in Sri Lanka since its inception in 1988. The aim of this project is to both monitor sea turtle activity and conserve the local nesting sites in the Kosgoda region of Sri Lanka, and without the help of volunteers such as yourself this would simply not be possible!
You will take part in many crucial conservation activities when on the project, but one of the most important is the maintenance of the on-site hatchery. With this sanctuary in place, collected and rescued turtle eggs have the chance to hatch safely away from both predators and poachers and are released into the sea at night time. A small number of turtles from each hatching group are held back both in order to teach locals about the importance of turtle conservation and to enrol the animals in a “head start” programme which is designed to increase the number of turtles that make it through to adulthood. Very few turtles make it to adulthood naturally, and this programme gives them a much better chance at doing just that.
The good work done on this project is largely down to the volunteers that work extremely hard to keep it running, so would you like to become a part of this incredible conservation effort and help save Sri Lanka’s turtles?
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•Volunteer project activities
•On site project coordinator
•24 emergency contact in the UK
•Wi-fi internet access
What's not included?
•Travel insurance to include cover for repatriation
•Visas if required
•Use of internet and telephone
•Soft drinks, wines and spirits
•Trips undertaken other than in the planned itinerary
This program has not been reviewed yet.