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    Sri Lanka’s Beautiful Sea Turtle Attracts Tourism


    Watching the beautiful sight of one of the wonders of Mother Nature, Sea Turtles in Sri Lanka are something uniquely special on holidays. Among all the species of sea turtles found worldwide, five of them can be seen on Sri Lanka’s beautiful beaches. Thousands of visitors around the globe get attracted towards it and they incorporate their visit to those beaches whenever they pay visit to this country.


    Many travelling organizations take special charge and upon request of travelers they arrange a visit to experience the wonders of amazing sea turtles in Sri Lanka.


    For about 190 million years, this animal species have been roaming the world’s ocean. At present, only eight species of turtles are left out of which five regularly visit the sandy seashores of Sri Lanka to nest and lay their eggs. Most commonly seen species include leatherback, green turtle, loggerhead, hawksbill and the Olive Ridley.


    In past days, due to several cruel activities of humans, this animal species is facing danger and becoming extinct. In accordance of which, a public awareness program has been launched by Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka. Not only this but also if any person is found hurting this endangered species for their flesh and shell, he can be charged for this illegal practice and may experience jail sentence and fines.


    Many hatcheries are running conservation projects in order to save this endangered species. They have taken the responsibility to monitor the activities of sea turtles and conserve nesting sites on the shores of Sri Lanka.


    For more information regarding sea turtles, visit: http://www.researchomatic.com/Sea-Turtles-31646.html

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