Our volunteers do lots of great work with sea turtles in Sri Lanka every day. However, we now want to take our knowledge and experience to further our conservation efforts.
The new programme will not be just about running our own hatchery. It will also heavily involve educating the local community and working along side the existing sanctuaries to gather vital data to then make important and needed changes in the future.
Our hatchery will have the highest standards and will be leading the way in sea turtle conservation in the whole of Sri Lanka. We will not only be investing and gathering a large amount of donations for the project, but alongside volunteers we will also be spending many working hours to make a real change in the industry.
Everyone can agree that the work that goes on in Sri Lanka to conserve sea turtles is playing a major role in building population numbers back to a healthy level. We want to go to the next step and ensure that only the best practices are being used, so we can further improve the success rates achieved.
We already have the necessary land in a prime location to build our hatchery and to run our new operation from. All monies raised will go directly to funding the construction of the office, building the hatchery and to purchasing all of the required equipment.
The estimated costs of getting the hatchery up and running is close to £25,000.
The Mighty Roar is donating a large proportion of all profits raised from our volunteers heading to Sri Lanka towards this project, as well as donating £10 for every review left by volunteers and all profits raised from the sale of our t-shirts.
So far, we have already raised nearly £3,000 towards our goal and are hoping that with the help from our volunteers and other interested parties, we can be well on track to having everything setup next year!
Once our volunteers have gathered all of the required research and we have implemented all of the necessary changes to ensure the highest hatching success rate has been achieved, we hope to copy the process to several other countries that we have already identified.
We don’t want to go into to much detail at the moment until everything is finalised and in motion. We do have a full plan and strategy being drawn up that we can send to donators at a later date.
There will be updates along every step of the way and you will see clearly where your money is going. We invite everyone to come and help in anyway possible, whether that is fundraising here in England or helping build the office, dig the hatchery or helping to raise funds in Sri Lanka! We also welcome any ideas.
This new project is jointly run by The Mighty Roar and our local Sri Lankan team. We all really appreciate anything you can donate to help us progress on this extraordinary adventure and to achieve our ambitious aims.