Sri Lanka is visited by five endangered species of sea turtles. Mr. Abbrew and his family incubate some 75,000 turtle eggs per year and care for adult turtles that have been hurt or are handicapped. Their model is simple, to pay local people for turtle eggs as an option to eating them. Payments for turtle eggs support about 60 families in the neighborhood. Funding comes from admission fees and donations from tourists. No government financial support is available but necessary regulatory approvals have been received.
Visit the porject's website: http://seaturtlesanctuary.com/