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Sea Turtles are Endangered: Help!

Crowne Plaza works with Sea Turtles 911

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Sanya, and Sea Turtles 911 have formed a unique ecotourism partnership for the conservation of sea turtles in China.

Crowne Plaza works with Sea Turtles 911

Crowne Plaza, which is located on Hainan Island along Yalong Bay, has agreed to help our conservation efforts in bringing public awareness about sea turtle endangerment to tourists. We often receive calls from the public, especially tourists, reporting sea turtles being sold in restaurants and markets. However, when our staff arrives on location to investigate, we often find that the "sea" turtle being sold is in fact not a sea turtle, but rather, another species of turtles that is not endangered. How can the public help us report illegal sea turtle sales if they do not know how to differentiate turtle species? We quickly realized that one of the first things we needed to do is educate the public on how to identify a sea turtle. That is why for our conservation work with the Crowne Plaza, we have decided to show and educate the public all 3 species of sea turtles that are found on Hainan Island.

Green Sea Turtle at Crowne Plaza Hawksbill Sea Turtle at Crowne Plaza Hawksbill Sea Turtle at Crowne Plaza
1. Green 2. Hawksbill 3. Olive ridley

With the guidance of Sea Turtles 911, Crowne Plaza is at present taking care of these magnificent creatures in the pond at their Spa Center. This ecotourism partnership with Crowne Plaza enables tourists and guests to learn more about the sea turtle problems in China and the ways they can help. It also allows people to take a careful look at all 3 species of sea turtles up close so that the next time they see a turtle for sale, they will recognize a sea turtle immediately and know who to call: Sea Turtles 911.

Crowne Plaza works with Sea Turtles 911 You can catch a glimpse of the sea turtles if you happen to pass the Yalong Bay at Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts,Yalong Bay Nat'l Resort District, Hainan Island, Sanya, 57200, China.

     
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