Kuruwitu Marine Sanctuary

Kuruwitu Conservation and Welfare Association (KCWA) is a community run conservation project set up in 2003. The entire land and marine ecosystems of the Kuruwitu area support many species of birds, fish, mammals, plants and other organisms some of which are endemic. More importantly, it has diverse corals lived in by many species of ornamental fish and endangered sea turtles. 

The unique mangrove swamp and coastal forest bordering the beach are home to many wildlife including bush babies, Sykes, blue and vervet monkeys, baboons, sunnis, monitor lizards, hedgehogs, owls, genet cats and many other species of birds and animals

Key Features

  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Mammals
  • Plants
  • Diverse corals




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