MARINE LIFE PROTECTION
Sri Lankan waters are home to an amazing array of plant and animal life. While coastal ecosystems are typically associated with coral reefs, shipwrecks, which have been unintentionally scattered in the sea, also transform into unique habitats for many marine flora and fauna that find refuge in the various nooks and crevices.
Among such animal lives, Sri Lanka Coast Guard has initiated protecting endangered species specially Turtles Therefore, Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Project (CGTCP) was launched in September 2012 with the purpose of preserving and raising the awareness of sea turtle conservation in Sri Lanka. Further, the Sri Lanka Coast Guard action plan includes providing scientific data related to turtle behaviours (nesting, hatchlings, feeding, mating) to those who are conducting researches on these endangered species. The CGTCP is located at Mirissa beach (adjoining Coast Guard Station Rohana) which is considered as one of the most suitable locations for turtle nesting.