In line with Anantara’s philosophy that environmental responsibility begins at home, we are collaborating with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to implement methods to protect and conserve globally threatened marine turtles. Out of the seven species of marine turtles recorded around the world, five visit the shores of Sri Lanka for the purpose of reproducing. The milestone project will enhance the conservation of marine turtles that nest on our beach and will extend to over 100 km of surrounding coastline. A conducive, healthy coastal habitat will be re-created within our resort premises by improving the physical landscape with environmentally acceptable interventions that will also attract native coastal species. The project aims to raise awareness of marine turtle conservation, with the construction of an ecological education and visitor centre nearby.
Our Dollars for Deeds programme
Funded by the Anantara Dollars for Deeds programme, our guests are engaged in the spirit of giving back, and each USD 1 per night donation is matched by our resort dollar for dollar to raise funds for worthy causes. Anantara guests will not only enjoy a luxurious stay rich in discovery, but take away wonderful memories of their experiences knowing that they made a positive difference to the local environment and community. With our beach being a prime nesting ground for turtles, we are in a fortunate position to support these endangered animals, while also educating our guests, team members and the local community on our conservation efforts.
Learn more about Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, IUCN Sri Lanka and the Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Marine Turtle Conservation and Enhancement project, its objectives, and outputs here.