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Address:

The Sea Turtle Farm
"Silver Green",
Habaraduwa,
SRI LANKA.
 
Telephone:

0094 777 836 115
 

:: Our Project ::


::What is our Project?
 

Our main objective is saving Sea Turtles for the next generation. The main part of our project is hatching the turtles by our incubators and releasing them to the ocean carefully. In addition to this a large number of turtles which were sick or injured by fishing nets were treated and cured and released to the ocean.

Apart from this, different varieties of sea turtles are kept in the tanks as exhibits. We feed them by giving sea foods and they were also released to the ocean after 4 - 5 years. From this, people can get a knowledge about the Turtles and the value of saving the Turtles.

The Turtle Farm is opened daily for the public from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 
       
:: Our Services since beginning to now
 

There are two "incubators" in this farm. We buy turtle eggs from fishermen and other people living close - by. These eggs are hatched in the two incubators. About 4000 eggs are kept in these incubators. Out of this only about 3100 - 3200 are hatched monthly. After a few days these baby turtles are released to the ocean carefully.

Since our organization was formed, people who were used to eating turtle eggs, reduced their consumption should started to sell the eggs to our organization and earn an additional income. Due to our project the habit of using turtle eggs as food has been considerably reduced.

Since our organization was formed (1986) up to now, a large number of turtles have been hatched and released to the ocean. This number could be categorized as follows (approximately).

From 1986 to 1990:
2,000 baby turtles for a month.
For five years 2,000 x 60 = 120,000

From 1991 to 1995:
2,500 baby turtles for a month.
For five years 2,500 x 60 = 150,000

From 1996 to 2000:
2,850 baby turtles for a month.
For five years 2,850 x 60 =171,000

From 2001 to 2005
3,150 baby turtles for a month.
For five years 3,150 x 60 =189,000

From 2006 to 2010
2,150 baby turtles for a month.
For five years 2,150 x 60 =129,000

Total : 759,000

   
     
 
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