Guests of Anantara Layan Resort and Anantara Mai Khao Villas recently participated in the release of 54 young green turtles and 34 young bamboo sharks along the beaches during the annual baby turtle and shark release programme.
The programme is in support of conservation efforts of the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation (MKMTF) and the Phuket Marine Biology Centre, set up to rejuvenate the turtle population in Thailand.
Phuket is home to Green Turtles, Leatherbacks, Hawk Bills and Olive Ridley; over 7,000 have been released since the project began in 2002.
The resorts offer other opportunities for guests to contribute to the programme. They can visit the MKMTF next to Anantara Mai Khao every morning to learn more about the life of a turtle from resident marine biologists, and donate 30 baht (US$0.90) per night of their stay under Anantara’s Dollars for Deeds CSR initiative.