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Phuket resorts participate in turtle release


Published on Feb 22, 2011

The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, in conjunction with JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Anantara Phuket Villas, Sala Phuket Resort & Spa, and Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, held a turtle release celebration for Chinese New Year, raising funds and awareness for the plight of the critically endangered sea turtles in Phuket. More than 100 participants gathered on Phuket's Mai Khao beach to release 30 green turtles back to the Andaman sea.

The objective of the event is not only giving baby turtles a new start but also bring back new life to injured turtles as the funds raised from the event will go towards supporting the Hatchery Programme founded by the Royal Thai Navy and the Injured Turtles Rehabilitation programme, arranged by the Phuket Marine Biological Center.

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