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.

  • Hands on work with 4+ different types of sea turtles!
  • Release baby sea turtles on the beach during nesting/hatching season.
  • Live in a hostel with other volunteers and turtle lovers.
  • Meals and accomodation included!
  • All weekends off so you can tour around this beautiful island country.
Sri Lanka
Spring Break
Year Round
Small Group (1-15)
Medium Group (16-30)
Starting Price
Price Details
Airport pick up and drop off (at the closest airport), accommodation on weekdays (volunteers have weekends off to explore Sri Lanka), meals on weekdays, on-site training, donation to Placement Partner, AEI Travel Manual, 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, enrolment with the Global Travel Academy to earn a certificate in International Volunteering. This 3-hour online course is curated by travel professionals and is designed to help you get the most out of your adventure.
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