Sea Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka
Who: Volunteering Solutions
Where: Kosgoda, Sri, Lanka
Focus: Turtle monitoring and rehabilitation
When: All year round (set start dates)
Duration: 1-8 weeks
Cost: 1 week from USD 390 – EUR 355 – GBP 316 | Application fee not included.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Help bury the sea turtle eggs in order to rescue them from the poachers.
- Conduct daily checks on the eggs to check their hatching time and help the emerging baby turtles.
- Help conserve the turtle population.
- Take care of cleaning, feeding and helping the turtles in whatever way possible.
- Help wash the sea turtle tanks and refill them with sea water.
- Help prepare the food fed to the turtles.
- Hand feed the turtles, as the hatchery has several turtles with injuries.
- Patrol the beach once a day to look for any pieces of fishing nets, which cause a large number of deaths in sea turtles and other requested information on the data sheet.
- Patrol the beach at night for nesting turtles as part of this research.
- Receive a conservation certification on request after completion of the project.
Accommodation: Basic but comfortable house in a small, coastal town.
Sleeping: Shared, same-sex rooms.
Food: 3 meals a day on weekdays.
Working week: Monday to Friday with weekends free to explore.
Support: Orientation session on arrival, 24-hour in-country volunteer support.
Transport: Airport pick up and drop off,
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