Being a country that gives importance in preserving its wildlife and nature, Sri Lanka has many turtle hatcheries around the island.
The Sea turtle farm and hatchery
This is a nonprofit organisation that runs to help the sea turtles survive this generation and move on to the next. The sea turtles face extinction due to massive pollution occurring in beaches and seas, and the mission of this organisation is to make sure the turtles are hatched safely and then led out to the sea when ready.
The Sea turtle farm and hatchery was founded in 1986 and has been thriving to ensure the safety of the turtles ever since. You can visit the hatchery and learn about turtles and sea pollution here.
Many a turtle hatchery in Sri Lanka is located close to the sea, and this is no different. Set up in Habaraduwa, this farm is in the southern part of Sri Lanka and can be accessed by car, or chartered flights like Cinnamon Air. The entrance fee is Rs.500 per person and the farm is open from 7.30am to 6pm every day.
Turtles in Sri Lanka
There are 5 types of sea turtles in Sri Lanka, namely Loggerhead turtles, Olive Ridley turtles, Green Turtles, Leatherhead Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles.
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