Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Centre, Sri Lanka
The poaching of turtle eggs for resale on the black market is a major problem in Sri Lanka, and has resulted in a mass decline in turtle population numbers in recent years. But the team at the Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Centre are working hard to change this, with the aim of protecting sea turtle eggs and in turn, increasing hatching rates. The staff at the centre protect the mother turtles throughout the nesting process, caring for the eggs once laid in their hatchery before re-releasing the 3 day old baby turtles back into the wild. An included experience for all Contiki travellers on our Pure Sri Lanka trip, you’ll get the chance to visit the centre, learn about the work being done and of course, hang out with a whole load of adorable baby turtles.