Kosgoda Turtle Care program aims to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates. We not only do hatching, but also we treat disabled Turtles and treat the weak ones due to fishing. Our staff patrols the beach all night looking for mother sea turtles that come out of the ocean to lay their eggs. Protect the mother turtle during the nesting process and when she is finished laying the eggs and safely back in the ocean, we relocate the eggs from the beach to our hatchery.When the baby sea turtles hatch we want to return them to their natural habitat quickly.
The sea turtle eggs take 45-60 days to develop and hatch. When the baby sea turtles hatch we want to return them to their natural habitat quickly. We release them to the ocean only in the late evening which is having minimum disturbance from the birds, crabs,dogs,etc.
The hatcheries pay fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the long sandy beach. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs (mostly green turtles) can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.