Sea Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka

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Program Description

Volunteer with this organization and help the turtle population of Kosgoda, Sri Lanka. This region was heavily affected by the Boxing Day Tsunami with many people’s livelihoods lost alongside much of the beach area. There was a massive decline in tourism and fishing was compromised. Many locals turned to the sale of turtle eggs to make an income. This is what established the organization that you would volunteer with, an attempt to preserve the habitat and development of the local turtles.

You would be a part of conserving and monitoring nesting sites. The organization also promotes a hatchery that collects rescued eggs that will hatch and be released into the sea.


Volunteer run beach patrols
You will monitor nests and collect data
Lead English tours through the center
Help to fundraise
Assist with beach cleanups
Feed and clean turtles
Assist with training
Teach at local schools



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What`s Included

Includes: Airport pickup and drop off (at closest airport), Accommodation, All meals (local Sri Lankan food cooked by a family), On-site orientation/training, Donation to Placement Partner, AEI Travel Manual, $10 Credit in our Zazzle store (towards the purchase of recycled water bottles, reusable bags, etc), American and Canadian clients get 50% off at the online AEI IceBreaker store, Emergency support while at Placement, Carbon credits to offset 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, Premium Individual Travel Insurance (up to $500, 000 USD in emergency medical coverage), Travel discounts (through automatic membership to a volunteer only travel discount program).

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Program Locations

Kosgoda, Sri Lanka

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Program Details

Animal Experience International
  • Sri Lanka: Kosgoda
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
$1864 Canadian

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