Sri Lanka is a famous country for Turtle Hatchery, mainly in Kosgoda,Ambantota, Yala, Bundala. The beaches of Sri Lanka has been a nesting ground for 5 species of marine turtles. They are; the Leatherback, Green Turtle, the Loggerhead, the Olive Ridley and the Hawksbill. Marine turtles were roaming the oceans for about 190 million years. Among the many different varieties of this species only eight of these ancient reptiles are found living today. Unfortunately large number of Turtles are been killed by humans for their Flesh and Shell to be sold for foreign market as they earn good money. All turtles and their eggs are well protected in Sri Lanka under the Fauna and Flora protection ordinance and the international law. Adult females return to the beach on which they hatched. Sea turtles prefer quiet, dark, undisturbed places where they will be in less danger. Between 80 and 120 eggs are laid in each nest. The eggs are white and about the same size and shape as a table tennis ball. A single female may nest up to five times in a season. If you want to see turtles visit the South Western and South Eastern coastal villages you can do this at night. Nesting turtles should not be disturbed and light disturbances should be minimized at night. The hatchery organization collects or pays fishermen for eggs that they collect and bring. After the eggs are hatched the baby turtles are put in to huge tanks. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. October to April is the main laying season. This place for turtle hatchery was operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka's turtles from extinction. According to statistics from 1996 to 1999, nearly a hundred thousand sea turtles were hatched and released to the sea from these hatcheries.
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