Turtle Sanctuary

Tranquillity Island Resort proudly runs a voluntary Hawksbill Turtle Conservation Program, based right at the resort.P9170701 (480x640)

We have upwards of 200 juvenile turtles that we raise from hatchlings until they reach 1 year old, before we tag and release them into the ocean.  To date we’ve released over 1200 healthy Hawksbills!

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Hawksbill Turtles are considered critically endangered, meaning the species faces a very high risk of total extinction. The first year of their lives is the most perilous, many get snatched by hungry predators before even tasting the ocean. Humans, however, are the greatest threat. Plastic waste chocking our oceans; unsustainable fishing methods; propeller-damage from speedboats and vessels are among the key killers of sea turtles.

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Not only are they considered the most endangered species of turtle, Hawksbills rank as the 4th most endangered species on the planet according to the WWF, behind the Amur Leopard, the Black Rhino, and the Cross-River Gorilla.

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Visit the sanctuary, make a donation or sponsor a turtle and help do your bit to ensure future generations also get to meet this gorgeous species. Contact us to find out how.