Project Objective

Turtle populations are attacked at all stages of their lives, both from natural and human pressures and all species of sea turtle are now classed as endangered. Without intervention, we may lose these beautiful, ancient creatures from our ocean’s forever.

Our conservation effeort aims to prevent further decline of their population and protect turtles by ensuring viable nesting and feeding populations of these magnificent ancient creatures.

General activities of the project

  • Collecting of Turtle eggs from the beach and buying from the fishermen.
  • Collected and rescued eggs are hatched safely away from predators before being released into the sea at night-time. But some are kept back for a short period for 'headstarting' till they are stronger.
  • Providing treatments for disabled  turtles caught by fishing nets. When we got an information on a disabled turtle we take our full effort to visit the turtle and start doing necessary treatments to recover it. We go anywhere in between Hambantota and Kaluthra for this service.
  • Raise the awareness of marine turtle conservation needs at regional levels. ( Conducting of seminars, awareness workshops , show videos, distributing leaflets, etc.. )
  • Conducting continuous studies on post-nesting migrations and biology of marine turtles
  • Share tracking data and findings to relevant authorities and contribute to the development of a regional marine turtle conservation plan
    Integrate these conservation initiatives with  national programmes.

The operational expenses

Workers’ salary , All utility bills , To buy fish and sea grass for feeding turtles

Project Development
Some of the development activities we have planned }
  • To increase number of tanks which we can do treatments for the turtles who are
    disabled by fishing nets.
  • To buy water pumps to be bought  to increase the number of tanks.
  • To place a fence for protection
  • To conduct seminars and workshops for schools participating the parents also .
  • To conduct Public awareness programmes  to prevent eating turtle eggs.
  • Printing of leaflets and handbills roject Development