Considered the sole sea turtle conservation initiative in the country where such species are not held in captivity, the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project comes across as a wonderful opportunity to go sightseeing in Kosgoda.
Managed by a person by the name of Dudley, the project receives the patronage of volunteers from around the world who collectively aid in preventing sea turtles in Sri Lanka from being lost to extinction. The initiative was commenced with the hope of collecting and rescuing sea turtle eggs so that they stand a far greater chance of surviving. The concept of ‘headstarting’ was given birth to at this conservation project with a number of hatchlings being kept behind for a brief period before being released into the ocean.
Visitors to the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project will be able to catch a glimpse of these species laying eggs during the evening hours but the highlight of the day arguably will be when the hatchlings are released. The turtles are kept in 10 big tanks which contain babies as well as older, injured turtles that are deemed unable to survive out in the open. Located a mere 10 km from Saman Villas which is among boutique hotels Sri Lanka has to offer, travellers will find the sanctuary an experience worth reliving. An entry fee of Rs. 500/- is charged from every person with a day’s notice required in order to schedule a visit.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+