Discover sea turtle conservation with Banyan Tree Maldives on World Turtle Day

Angsana Ihuru, Turtle – With resorts located in idyllic destinations around the world, and a philosophy rooted in supporting the surrounding natural ecology, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is committed to the conservation of one of the world’s most beloved creatures, the sea turtle.

World Turtle Day, on 23rd May, is a worldwide campaign to increase knowledge of and respect for turtles, encouraging them to survive and thrive. To celebrate, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts invites guests to participate in supporting its efforts to protect endangered turtles at its resorts.

Encircled by beautiful coral reef and turquoise waters, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in the Maldives is famous for its vibrant marine life. The resort is proud to be at the forefront of protecting the Indian Ocean’s sensitive ecosystem; and, under the guidance of renowned Marine Biologist, Dr. Steven Newman, is committed to the conservation of sea turtles, which nest at the resort.

Angsana Ihuru, Diving

The Turtle Head-Start programme has been introduced to ensure turtles continue to nest and breed in the area, with a percentage of the hatchlings reared at the resort for the first year of their life before being released into the wild. To date, more than 400 turtles have graduated from the programme, giving the island’s most famous residents a higher chance of long-term survival.

Guests have the opportunity to observe the resort’s Marine Laboratory team at work by helping to monitor turtles’ growth, attending daily feeding sessions and releasing them into the wild.

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