Amazing - we got to help hatchlings get out of the sand and place in the safety of the nurturing tanks to feed them. The guides were so passionate about protecting and helping turtles, we love it here and may well stay to volunteer here. Educational and charity-reliant, please give generously. Within the sanctuary of the specially constructed hatchery, collected and rescued eggs can hatch safely away from predators, before being released into the sea at night-time. In order to protect the less able hatchlings, a certain number from each hatching group are kept back for a short period for 'head-starting' before release. The hatchery program is designed to maximise the number of hatchlings reaching the sea and surviving through the critical stages of their early life. Sadly, only a few from each batch will ever make it to adulthood. For this exact reason, every nest-ground, every egg, every hatchling and every turtle is crucial to the survival of the species, and maximising survival is what the staff and volunteers at the project strive to achieve. The project also helps maintain and keep the local beaches clear, ensuring they provide ideal turtle-laying conditions and protecting vital nesting-grounds..
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