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Watamu Turtle Watch is an organization dedicated to the protection of sea turtles and their habitat along the Kenyan coast. They have been actively involved in conservation efforts for more than 20 years, and their efforts have contributed significantly to the preservation of sea turtles in the area.

When you stay at GK Palms in Watamu, you have the unique opportunity to support the work of Watamu Turtle Watch and even witness the conservation efforts firsthand. Here’s what you need to know about Watamu Turtle Watch and how you can get involved.

What is Watamu Turtle Watch?

Watamu Turtle Watch is a community-based organization that was founded in 1997. Their primary focus is the conservation of sea turtles and their habitat, but they also work to raise awareness about environmental issues and engage the local community in conservation efforts.

Their work involves monitoring the nesting activity of sea turtles on the beaches of Watamu, protecting turtle nests from predators and human interference, and releasing hatchlings into the ocean. They also conduct research on sea turtles and their habitat, and provide educational programs for schools and the local community.

How can you get involved?

There are several ways to get involved with Watamu Turtle Watch while staying at GK Palms. Here are a few options:

  1. Take a tour: Watamu Turtle Watch offers guided tours of their facilities, including their rehabilitation center and hatchery. You’ll learn about their conservation efforts and have the opportunity to see sea turtles up close.
  2. Adopt a turtle: You can support the work of Watamu Turtle Watch by adopting a turtle. Your donation will go towards the care and rehabilitation of injured turtles, as well as conservation efforts on the beaches.
  3. Volunteer: If you’re interested in a more hands-on experience, you can volunteer with Watamu Turtle Watch. Volunteers assist with monitoring nesting activity, protecting nests, and releasing hatchlings.
  4. Attend an event: Watamu Turtle Watch hosts several events throughout the year, including their annual Sea Turtle Festival. These events are a great way to learn about sea turtles and conservation efforts, while supporting the work of the organization.

By getting involved with Watamu Turtle Watch, you’ll not only support an important cause, but you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about and experience the incredible sea turtles that call the Watamu coast their home.

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