The beach ceremony is part of Laguna Phuket’s on-going environmental partnership with Phuket Marine Biological Centre and the 3rd Area Naval Command, Royal Thai Navy to raise awareness of the plight of sea turtles among community members and tourists.
A donation of Baht 2,000 will enable event participants to release a sea turtle, available on a first-come-first-served basis. At the event, guests are also invited to participate in arts & crafts projects, game booths, a lucky dip, and many more fun activities. All proceeds will be donated to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre and the Third Naval Area Command, Royal Thai Navy, to support on-going turtle conservation efforts.
The roof rebuilding project is particularly important to provide the disabled turtles with protection from the sun and stop the turtle’s water from becoming too hot.
In this occasion, two turtles equipped with satellite tracking devices will be released for research being conducted by the Centre.