TURTLE CONSERVATION 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 315€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245 €.
- Code : G/LK/TC2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
Our conservation program in the South Srilankan beach of Ambalangoda is one of the only 9 disabled turtle conservation in the island. Our program is certified by the Sri Lankan government as the only disabled turtle conservation project in the country. Our program focuses on the rehabilitation of wounded turtles weather by humans, garbage or trash several turtles in the coasts of Sri Lanka are found hurt and without the ability to survive on their own. This program is the only disabled turtle project in the island. The turtles There are 7 species of turtles that live in the world and out of that 5 species of turtles live in the Indian Ocean. Our program breeds and cares after 4 different species of turtles that live in the Indian Ocean: Loggerhead, Hawksbill, Green and Olive Ridley. There are around 30 disabled turtles living in the centre and in a separate centre we hatch hundreds of turtle eggs to be released to the ocean when born. The purpose of this organization is not for commercial interest but to give these marine animals an opportunity to survive in a safe and healthy environment. Sea Turtles are known to live around 150 years. Helping and conserving these turtles is our highest priority, therefore we require you to take this job as seriously as possible. Smoking or drinking any sort of liquids as well as using sunscreen or chemicals on the parts of the skin that touches the water or turtle is strictly forbidden during project hours. Participants with open injuries in their hands should not work with turtles as infections may occur. The coordinators have a lot of experience caring for these animals so we ask to follow every instruction knowing it is in the turtle’s best interest. The aim of this project is to conserve turtles by directly taking care of the turtles, enhancing awareness among fishermen and the communities regarding turtle conservation and increasing the number of turtles in the ocean by releasing baby hatchlings to the sea.
About the Accommodation : You will be accommodated in our center which is located a few meters from the ocean. The beach is located closer to the accommodation where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available to store your belongings. Please bring your own padlock to be used. Food Arrangements : You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are mainly Sri Lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Ambalangoda is a coastal town located in Galle District, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. This little town by the ocean is a sweaty, workaday town, and not touristic. Ambalangoda is known as a Buddhist city in Sri lanka. Ambalangoda is the place where "Masks" originated in Sri Lanka during the days of the kings and this is still thriving sometimes a bit modernized. In addition the place is reputed for its golden beaches, puppet shows, devil dancing, moonstone, and antique furniture. Plantations of low country tea, rubber, coconut and cinnamon plantations and factories.
Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.