Getting into Kosgoda is no problem at all as it is easily accessible from the A2 that runs by it and from the Kurundu gahahetakma exit of the Southern Expressway, by train from Colombo and by local trains. The oldest and probably the best-known turtle hatchery is the one run by the Wild Life Society of Sri Lanka.
The Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project was created by Dudley Perera in 1988. The project’s main aim is the monitor the activity of sea turtles in the area and to protect the local nesting sites. The project also aims to make the public more aware of the efforts needed to protect these amazing creatures before it is too late.
The Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project allows volunteers to take part in various local community development projects. If you wish to visit the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project or to be a part of the volunteer program be sure to book one of the conveniently located Kalutara beach hotels the likes of Turyaa Kalutara to enjoy a great holiday.
Volunteers can help with a range of actions that ultimately lead to better sea turtle populations. Volunteer help is also required to plant shelter plants. Night patrolling the beach is another important part of the project work.
Sea Turtles come in several different species. Green Turtles are the most common in Sri Lanka, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific and the rest of the Indian Ocean. The Olive Ridley Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle and leatherback turtle are all critically endangered turtle species that need all the help they can get.
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