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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

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13A Galle Road, Kosgoda 80570, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Operated by the Wild Life Protection Society it appears well run. They pay for the rescue of vulnerable eggs and rebuild their nests in safety. Once hatched, they place them in a holding tank until their belly buttons pop. Well that's what they told us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

With many Sea Turtle places in Sri Lanka set up more for profiting from tourists than having the best interests of the sea turtles at heart, I can 'heartedly' recommend Dudley and his establishment. The owner was welcoming and informative, illustrating the work conducted by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I think it all depends when you visit this place. They release turtles into the sea regularly and if you can be there that would be awesome. Else, you can still see some turtles being cared for. Not a lot of them but it's good...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This project aims to help protect the five types of sea turtles found around Sri Lanka by collecting newly-laid eggs, hatching them and raising the turtles to one month of age before releasing them locally. It is possibly to hold a baby turtle for a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Honestly the kosgoda research and conservation project of sea turtles gives me mixed opinions. The captivity of the show turtles appears to be unethical in small enclosures, often left to swim in circles until the age of 5 to be released and some live in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited yesterday after having researched several places along the south coast and speaking to locals. At first it seemed pretty sketchy, we walked into an outdoor covered area where there was a large tank with no water in, several tanks with water and turtles...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seems very cruel to keep some turtles for years in a very confined ponds. My partner was very disturbed. Not our idea of eco-tourism. More interested in the money than the turtles.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small and not well designed farm for turtles. You ll see turtles from all ages. Touch them and take a photo with . But , entrance fee is high to just a dirty and not well conducted project . ( 2000 Lkr...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Osi1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a 1 week volunteering at this lovely sanctuary. Our weekly activity includes educating the guests on turtle conservation and ensuring that the tank is clean. No chemicals were used when we cleaned the tanks. We drained the dirty sea water into the sea...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gideon_Lin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there with my family on the way to Matara. In this center they treat and protect turtles before release to the ocean. This one of the best conservation project around Kosgoda area.

Date of experience: May 2018
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17 June 2017|
Response from gary J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sheilapickles its not local to kahanda kandy. Its on the coast towards Bentota. There are many turtle sancturys in your area. If you ask reception i am sure they can help. Best regards Gary. Ps enjoy your holiday sri... More
17 June 2017|
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Response from Chisi76 | Reviewed this property |
agree with above
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Response from Graham C | Reviewed this property |
We attended as part of a day tour on route to Galle, so if there was an entry cost it was "pre-paid". I did'nt notice any information on arrival relating to pricing, though for sure you will be asked for a small donation and... More