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Sri Lanka - Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation1

Sri Lanka - Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation


This project is located close to the local fisheries port in the quaint, oceanside town of Ambalangoda. Fishing is one of the major industries in Ambalangoda and there is increasing concern for the sea turtle populations that are affected. The two main issues that sea turtles face are human consumption, as turtle eggs are a delicacy in Sri Lanka, and harm caused during net captures, which leads to their inability to survive in the wild.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Feeding the turtles
  • Cleaning their water tanks
  • Taking the turtles out of their tanks to spend time with them on the beach
  • Collecting turtle eggs and bringing them to a safe location for them to hatch
  • Re-releasing hatched baby turtles into the sea
  • Giving talks to educational and tourist groups who come to visit the project
  • Beach maintenance


Project length:  Min 2 Weeks - Max 9 Weeks 


  • What's Included

    • Accommodations:  Shared rooms in a volunteer house
    • Food:  Three meals a day provided on weekdays, 2 meals a day on the weekend
    • Airport Transfers:  Pick up from airport on arrival
    • Insurance:  Comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage
    • Orientation:  One-week orientation upon arrival that includes meeting locals, tasting local cuisine and exploring Kandy.
    • Support:  Local in-country team and 24-hour emergency support

    What's not Included

    Flights, personal expenses, visa (if required), local transportation, transportation back to airport upon departure

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