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Open to Nature

W Retreat and Spa Takes Lead in Helping to Incubate and Hatch Green Turtles on Seminyak Beach in Bali

(8/31/2012) Over the past three months, 6 mature green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) came ashore outside the W Retreat and Spa Bali to lay their eggs on busy Seminyak Beach. The hotel’s management, after careful consultation with local conservationists, took steps to safeguard the next generation of these endangered reptile ensuring the eggs were carefully guarded and protected during a sixty-day incubation period until seeing the baby turtles make their way back into the open sea.


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Because of the W Retreat’s careful environmental stewardship, a total of 293 green sea turtles swam back into the ocean with the latest group of turtle swimming away on Monday, August 27, 2012.

Earlier, on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 88 turtles were release with 142 more on Sunday, August 26, 2012.

These turtles were produced from three separate nesting areas near the resort carefully guarded around-the-clock by resort staff.

The ardent concern for Bali’s fauna is in keeping with the “pet-friendly” policies of the W Retreat & Spa Bali.

“Though we only allow pets in our public areas, the turtles bring a whole new meaning to pet friendly”, said Craig Seaward, General Manager of W Retreat & Spa Bali. “There has been a strong, concerted effort to educate the villagers to protect and conserve these endangered animals. We wanted to do our part to shelter the turtle eggs and play a strong part to help regenerate the population in Indonesia.”

Shown on Baldiscovery.com are pictures from the most recent turtle release at W Retreat & Spa Bali.

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