Saying Goodbye to the Turtles March 4th 2019 On Friday I said goodbye to my last day working with the turtles. I've had an amazing time with such impressive animals and am so grateful to have been able to learn so much. Although it's been sad to see the life the disabled turtles have to live whether they were born that way or it was the cause of human activity, I'm very impressed with the work the conservation does and the over 1,000 baby tu ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » Central Province » Sigiriya The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
My name is Kaitlyn Simmons and I'm 18 years old. I just graduated high school a semester early and am setting off on a 3 month adventure to Sri Lanka and South Africa where I will be doing wildlife conservation work.
My journey will begin in Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka for 4 weeks working at a Sea Turtle conservation to help rehabilitate and protect at-risk sea turtles while also volunteering at community development projects. The program aims to provide daily care and rehabilitation for disabled turtles with the long term goal to release back into the wild as well as protecting turtle eggs th... full info