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Why we do not promote following attractions

Turtle Hatcheries  

We do not encourage our visitors to patronise the turtle hatcheries as this concept has serious negative aspects in terms of conservation. We encourage visitors to observe turtles in their natural habitats. For further information check the link below.  
http://www.srilankaecotourism.com/turtle_hatchery_threat.htm

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage We do not encourage our clients to visit the above either. We do not agree with the concept of how the establishment is run. We are happy to see that even the Born Free Foundation has now taken a similar stand.
http://www.bornfree.org.ukpinnewala-elephant-orphanage

Traditional village tour with a canoe trip and bullock carts – Habarana

This is an extremely commercialised touristic operation where a lot is “staged”. We encourage the visitors to have less touristic experiences and instead experience the real Sri Lanka.

Elephant back rides – Habarana

We have concerns about the way this is being done. However, there maybe a few ethical operators but in general we do not agree with the “working hours”, how they give rest to the animals, trails they use etc.

Recommended reading

http://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/elephant-conservation

http://journals.worldnomads.com/Why-Elephant-Riding-Should-Be-Removed-from-Your-Bucket-List

 




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