Located close to the sunny coastal town of Kalutara, you’ll find Kosgoda, famous for the Sea Turtle Conservation Project.
If you’re staying at Anantara Kalutara Resort or any of the other Kalutara hotels, it’ll take you approximately 45 minutes to reach the conservation project.
Types of turtles
Sri Lanka’s golden coasts are a popular breeding grounds for many sea turtles and you’ll find all 6 endangered species visiting the island, such as the Leatherback, Loggerhead, Olive Ridley, Hawksbill and Green turtle.
As these turtles are on the endangered list, the folks of the project decided to protect and save the turtle populations by gathering eggs from the beach and storing it in their hatchery before releasing it back to the sea.
Sea turtles face a lot of threats, from consuming garbage found in the sea to being caught in nets and at the end of boat propellers or being poached for their meat and shell. Baby sea turtles; are usually eaten by predators or stolen by fishermen to be sold for meat.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+