Sea Turtle Conservation, Sri Lanka
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Sea Turtle Conservation, Sri Lanka

The boxing day Tsunami affected Kosgoda Sri Lanka tremendously. It wasn't just the turtle population but also the human population. Hundreds of metres of beach were lost and so were people's livelihoods. Fishing was compromised and even the local tourism industry saw a dramatic decline.

The main aim of the project is to monitor local sea turtle activity and conserve the local nesting sites. One of the most important activities of the project is its hatchery. Within the sanctuary of the project, collected and rescued eggs can hatch safely away from predators before being released into the sea. We help protect these turtles by buying their eggs at local markets- helping support the local economy and creating conservation as a way to feed families.

All your weekends are off - you can hire a local guide or even spend time relaxing on a local beach.

Locations
Asia » Sri Lanka
Length
2-4 Weeks
1-3 Months
3-6 Months
Language
English
Housing
Guesthouse
Hotel
Hostel
Starting Price
$500.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Airport pick up and drop off (at closest airport), Accommodation, All meals (local Sri Lankan food cooked by a family), On-site orientation/training, Donation to Placement Partner, AEI Travel Manual, $10 Credit in our Zazzle store (towards the purchase of recycled water bottles, reusable bags, etc), American and Canadian clients get 50% off at the online AEI IceBreaker store, Emergency support while at Placement, Carbon credits to offset 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, Premium Individual Travel Insurance (up to $500, 000 USD in emergency medical coverage), Travel discounts (through automatic membership to a volunteer only travel discount program), 24/7 Travel and emergency assistance

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We are a B Corp with a mission to change the world by matching clients with conservation and animal welfare related volunteer opportunities at sanctuaries, hospitals and research projects.

Our commitment is to change the lives of AEI clients AND to change the lives of

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