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“good educated” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Turtle Protection Association

Sea Turtle Protection Association
Galle Rd, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in Bentota
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Singapore, Singapore
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“good educated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

know the knowledge for the turtle and understand they are sufferring the human being's murdur. it is good base for children to visit this attraction.

Visited August 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Insight to the turtle world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The person who escorted us around was very knowledgeable . But the conditions were not good of the way the turtles were kept

Visited July 2013
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Calangute, India
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“Great preservation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

A visit to this Kosgoda Turtle preservation is well worth a visit, very informative, one can see one day old turtles to big ones, some wounded some sick and cared for. The couple who looks after this site is very knowleageable about Turtles, we got a lot of information which otherwise would be difficult to get. Its a good decision by the government to carry on this project to these endangered species.. the Olive Ridley tertles

Visited June 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Terrible for the species”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a scam cloaked in conservation. I visited this place and then did a bit of research. Turtle hatcheries are illegal in Sri Lanka as you need a permit to keep these animals and none of the hatcheries have these. The practice of keeping the young turtles in the tanks is damaging to them. Each turtle is born with the energy and the drive to swim past the inner reefs and out to the open ocean to avoid predation. Keeping the turtles in tanks exhausts them making them more vulnerable to predators when released. The original hatcheries started with good intentions at a time when scientific knowledge about turtle life was minimal. Now it is just an opportunity to make a buck while not helping these animals at all.

Visited April 2013
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“Interesting to see and hear the story behind it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice to see the place but the animal should have better conditions. Cute baby turtles and fun to see and hold the eggs that are not as you expect them to be!

Visited July 2013
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