Sri Lanka pledges to protect sea turtles

The Sri Lankan government says that it is concerned about the welfare of sea turtles which live and breed on the island’s southern coastline.

The authorities say turtle hatcheries are operating there which contravene conservation laws and that they will prosecute those people involved.

Sri Lanka is a vital habitat for sea turtles as five of the seven species come ashore here to lay their eggs.

Watching adult and newly-hatched turtles is also popular with tourists.

That seems to be contributing to the problems faced by these endearing reptiles.

The Sri Lankan Daily Mirror Online website says in a new report that hatcheries which use them for commercial or leisure purposes are harming the species.

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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