With the superyachts, F1 Grand PrixTM, sun as well as sea apparently on display at this luxury superyacht marina, the Camper & Nicholsons’ Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi has also recently partnered with the Marine Turtle Conservation Project to do their bit in ‘saving the turtle’.
On behalf of each annual berth holder and 2012 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand PrixTM berth holder, Yas marina will adopt a turtle, as well as providing packs to those visiting, with all the details needed for turtle adoption and wildlife conservation.
Now in it’s third year, the Marine Turtle Conservation Project (launched by Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWF-WWF)) has seen 75 critically endangered Hawksbill turtles fitted with satellite transmitters.
By fitting the turtles with transmitters it means the conservation team can keep an eye on this wonderful species, following the post-nesting Hawksbill turtles on their migratory routes and identifying their feeding grounds, helping to fill data gaps in the region.
Yas became the first marina in the UAE to be labelled with the Blue Flag in 2010. This Blue Flag recognition is a voluntary eco-status awarded to 3849 beaches and marinas across 46 countries. Yas Marina is continually adding to their increased environmental consciousness as shown in this latest Marine Turtle Conservation initiative.