6th Turtle Release Event 2015

6th Turtle Release Event 2015

6th Turtle Release Event 2015
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s General Manager and Chairman of Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, Oriol Montal (Left) welcomes Vice Phuket Governor, Dr. Pallop Singhasenee to 6th Turtle Release Event 2015.

Songkran at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is also about giving back to nature, on April 13th, 2015 was an extra special day, with the Songkran celebrations coinciding with the 6th Mai Khao Turtle Release of 65 green turtles and the welcoming of “Tommy” the Turtle – who was born in March 2013 without any eyes to the new Marine Turtle Shelter & Education Center opening in July 2015.

Turtle Release Event
From Left; Assistant Director Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office, Utit Limsakul , JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s General Manager and Chairman of Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, Oriol Montal, Vice Phuket Governor, Dr. Pallop Singhasenee and his son.

The annual turtle release was held on beautiful Mai Khao Beach in front of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, in close cooperation with Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners. This year as always, everyone was invited to participate in this inspirational event that sees the sea turtles released into the turquoise waters of Mai Khao Beach. Every THB3,500 donated pays for the rehabilitation and release of one turtle.

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