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Sea Turtle Conservation Program

Sea Turtle Conservation Program

Laguna Phuket has supported sea turtle conservation programs in Phuket since 1994. Our efforts focus on raising funds and awareness in support of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre and 3rd Area Naval Command, Royal Thai Navy, whose ongoing conservation and rehabilitation programs include studies of nesting behavior and tracking and analysis of turtle migration via microchips and satellite tracking devices attached to released turtles.

To date, more than US$ 30,000 (over 1 million Thai Baht) has been raised. Funds have been used to supply food for turtle nurseries, purchase 4 satellite tracking devices for juvenile turtles, and renovate disabled turtle shelter roof structure.

Local conservation programs predominantly include Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas), Olive Ridley Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) and Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricate). Another species found in this region is the Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), but this is now so rare that there is no dedicated program.

Details:

Experience the wonder of releasing juvenile green sea turtles into the tranquil water of the Andaman Sea. Donate THB 2,000 for a turtle release voucher which includes 2 drinks and plenty of fun activities and receive a 15% discount at the Seafood Buffet Dinner offered at Xana Beach Club, and Kids Dine Free.

Raffle tickets will also be available at THB 100 each. Turtle release vouchers and raffle tickets are available at Laguna Phuket Hotel front desks and at Xana Beach Club From 10 February onward.

All Proceeds are donated to the Phuket Marine Biological Center and 3rd Area Naval Command, Royal Thai Navy, for ongoing sea Turtle Programs.