Bali, 2017 – In conjunction with World Animal Day on 4th of October 2017, Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort release baby sea turtles to Seminyak Beach to help preserve one of Bali’s most treasured and endangered sea creatures. The initiative also come with the hope that the sea turtles will come back to the place where they have been released and laying more sea turtle eggs. In-house guests and Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort’s team member are enthusiastically participating in this event.
Every year during the nesting season, the “Turtle Rangers” patrol the beach all night looking for mother sea turtles that come out of the ocean to lay their eggs. After the mother turtle finished laying the eggs and safely back to the ocean, the rangers relocate the eggs from the beach to their hatchery. The sea turtle eggs take 45-60 days to develop and hatch.
Bali Sea Turtle Society, actively looking for nests and then transport the eggs into a protected area. Mostly they will do patrol around Seminyak – Kuta coastline. “Because of the increase of tourists and buildings on beaches, the eggs are in a vulnerable position. Sand gets packed down, making it difficult for the hatchlings to climb to the surface or even worse, it can crush the eggs beneath the sand. Sea turtles are also endangered mostly because of humans and pollution, protecting eggs from predators will help increase their survival rate.” Said Mr. Agung whom also well known as Mr. Turtle.
“Our security teams are in hand to help the Turtle Rangers by informing them if they saw a mother turtle nesting, we do hope that when the baby sea turtle reach their adulthood, they will come back to this beach and laying more eggs.” said Mr. Terence T. Lee, General Manager of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort.
Happy World Animal Day and increase awareness to animal welfare especially to endangered animal, they are our most treasured legacy to this world.
Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
Jl. Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura) Seminyak, Bali 80361 INDONESIA
T: + 62 361 737773