In unison with The Turtle Conservation Project (TCP) of Sri Lanka, we aim to protect sea turtles that visit the glistening waters of Sri Lanka and nest in its golden sands. The TCP is a Sri Lankan NGO which was formed in 1993, under the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), in order to protect the natural breeding grounds of turtles. TCP’s main aim is to educate, conduct research and along with the support of the local community, ensure the conservation of turtles that are known to visit Sri Lanka; namely, Green Turtles, Leatherback Turtles, Hawksbill Turtles, Olive Ridley Turtles and Loggerhead Turtles.
Connaissance de Ceylan understands that in addition to many natural dangers, turtles also face several manmade threats. These include marine pollution, getting entangled in fishing nets and lines, being poached both for consumption and for their shells, and the depletion of their natural food sources due to coral mining. In Sri Lanka, volunteer work that involves ensuring the safe hatching of turtle eggs, beach clean ups, and other similar activities, will help protect these beautiful marine creatures and see to the increase of turtle population. In partnering with TCP, we intend to help aid the conservation and protection of our marine life.