30 August 2017 marked a special occasion at Adirama Beach Hotel. On this day, 1 year ago, our founding owner, Mr. Ruud van Ginkel, passed away. However, rather than sitting around moping, we decided to remember his passing in a more positive way. As part of the Wisata Bahari Coral Reef Conservation Project, we released 77 baby sea turtles into the sea, right in front of our seaside restaurant.
Sadly, over the last decades, the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle has been in steady decline. Major threats include: – turtle poaching by humans, for eggs, meat and souvenir production; – plastic waste, in all forms, which traps turtles, or, if eaten, causes their death; – human development which is disrupting turtle nesting sites; and – general pollution of the sea resulting in many diseases that also cause death of the sea turtle.
Guests, as well as staff, were all allowed to release a baby turtle and for many, this was an emotional experience they will never forget. Overall, the event an overwhelming success and Adirama is proud to continue to support these important conservation projects.
For more information on how you can be involved and support these projects, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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