Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Kosgoda

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Observe and get to hold baby turtles at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, a prime turtle nesting site. Victor Hasselblad, the world-famous manufacturer of digital and film cameras, founded the first turtle hatchery on the island in 1978. During the years, the center has released nearly four million turtle hatchlings into the sea. It has also gradually put an end to illegal fishing, saving the coral reefs from further devastation. The center operates with the help from the locals, who collect the eggs at night. Before you head to Kosgoda, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kosgoda vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Kosgoda has to offer, including Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center.
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  • I'm not sure if this place is the real deal or just another Centre with turtles that is trying to cash in on tourists. It was established in 1978, the first Turtle Hatchery in Sri Lanka, with an aim.....  more »
  • There are several turtle hatchery projects in the Kosgoda area. This one appears to be well run and on the day we visited water in most tanks seemed to have been freshly changed. If you would be...  more »
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