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Sea Turtle Hatchery Sri Lanka

Did you know that all species of turtles are on the endangered list? Did you also know that 5 of these turtle species in the world are found in Sri Lanka?

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Turtle species

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The most common turtle species that visit the golden shores of Sri Lanka are Green turtles, Hawksbill turtles, Loggerhead turtles, Olive Ridley turtles and the Leatherback turtles.

Risk factors

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Sea turtles are endangered for a number of reasons ranging from human pollution, hunting by predators and hunting by humans for their meat, shell and eggs.

Hatchery

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The southern coast of Sri Lanka has seemingly erupted with a number of turtle hatcheries. Some have captured and exploited these beautiful marine creatures while others such as the Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Project do their best to save and protect turtles and their eggs. If you’re staying at a villa in Sri Lanka along the golden coast, such as Pebbles Beach Villa, check on which hatcheries are genuine before visiting!

Injured turtles

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Turtle conservatories also nurse injured turtles back to health. In a rescue and save operation, turtles that have been injured by ships, boats, debris and other factors are kept in large tanks and looked after until they are strong enough to swim back to the big blue.

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