Koggala Turtle Hatchery

Out of the six known types of marine turtles, 05 are witnessed in Sri Lanka, though through fishing and habitat destruction they are listed as endangered on the ICUN red list. The conservation effort to save these ancient mariners of the sea in Sri Lanka started nearly two decades ago.

Witness how the newborn turtles are being cared for until they are ready to be released back to the ocean. The wide sandy beaches that exist round the island of Sri Lanka are utilized by several of the marine turtles for laying their eggs. The commonest of these are the Loggerheads and the Leathery turtle while the green turtle is a less common visitor.