Kosgoda is particularly renowned for its sea turtle conservation project operated by the Wildlife Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1988 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. Kosgoda Turtle Care program aims to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates. They not only do hatching, but also treat disabled Turtles and treat the weak ones due to fishing. Their staff patrols the beach all night looking for mother sea turtles that come out of the ocean to lay their eggs. Protect the mother turtle during the nesting process and when she is finished laying the eggs and safely back in the ocean, they relocate the eggs from the beach to the hatchery. When the baby sea turtles hatch we want to return them to their natural habitat quickly.
Take a tour to Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Project, learn about all of the different species found in the area, you can take part in releasing the turtles into the ocean. The program relies solely on fundraising and donations, so if you choose to take part in the turtle release, you’ll usually be asked to pay a small fee.