Established in 1981, the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery in Sri Lanka is a place where the turtles are breed and preserved from being totally extinct form Sri Lanka. Operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka, this hatchery is doing a great job by protecting the turtles from fishing, pollution, habitat loss and hunting. Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery even pays the fishermen who collects the eggs from the beaches and brings it to them.
Udawattakele Sanctuary - Located in the backgrounds of the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic or the Kandy Temple, the 103 hectare Udawattakele was declared as a designated forest reserve in 1856 and later as a sanctuary in 1938. The sanctuary is famous for its Avifauna and many varieties of flora species could be found some of them endemic. The vegetation of the sanctuary is mainly dense forest and is fast becoming a popular site for bird watching with over 80 species recorded so far