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6th Turtle Release Event 2015

April 20, 2015 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Nong TommySongkran 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. 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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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.

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From Left;  Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation’s Foundation Manager, Khun Kittipan Subkoon, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s General Manager and Chairman of Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, Oriol Montal, Assistant Director Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office, Utit Limsakul, Vice Phuket Governor, Dr. Pallop Singhasenee and his son, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’ Director of CSR, Sean Panton and Dr. Pinsak Suraswadee, Director of Marine & Coastal Resources Research and Development Institute at DMCR Office, Government

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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.

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JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s General Manager and Chairman of Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, Oriol Montol (4th from left) welcomes Vice Phuket Governor, Dr. Pallop Singhasenee & his family, Assistant Director Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office, Utit Limsakul  and Dr. Pinsak Suraswadee, Director of Marine & Coastal Resources Research and Development Institute at DMCR Office, Government to the first ever on-site Marine Turtle Shelter & Education Center at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa in Asia Pacific opening  in July 2015.

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JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s General Manager and Chairman of Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, Oriol Montol, Vice Phuket Governor, Dr. Pallop Singhasenee,and Dr. Pinsak Suraswadee, Director of Marine & Coastal Resources Research and Development Institute at DMCR Office visited Tommy the Turtle – who was born in  March 2013 without any eyes, they saw him at his new home the Marine Turtle Shelter & Education Center opening  in July 2015

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