We’re in Pom Pom Island Resort Celebrating World Turtle Day 2012!!
World Turtle Day was started 12 years ago to increase respect and knowledge for the world’s oldest creatures. These gentle animals have been around for about 200 million years, yet they are rapidly disappearing as a result of the exotic food industry, habitat destruction and the cruel pet trade. Turtle World Turtle Day was celebrate every 23rd May of the year.
Turtle Day is celebrated worldwide in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green summer dresses, to saving turtles caught on highways, to research activities.
We are in Pom Pom celebrating the World Turtle Day 2012 yesterday on 23rd May 2012 fulfilled with few awareness activities.
The program started at 10am with Session 1: Questions and answers by Melissa Mangalis, the Pom Pom Island Resort Marine Biologist. After that, proceeds Session 2: Turtle Talk at 2pm. The turtle talk received positives feedback from the guest. They start to ask few questions about turtles, the threats of the turtles and they pledge to conserve turtles. Thank you for the kind support.
Program continues with beach clean up around Pom Pom Island. This time we only get few plastic bags full of trash. It works, if we keep on cleaning our beach the numbers of marine debris will reduce constantly. The beach cleanliness affected the mother turtle come to laying eggs because trash may bother the turtle during their nesting process.
After the beach cleanup, all beach cleanups participant were invited to have some refreshment that been prepared by Pom Pom Pastry Chef, Mitri. There were assorted pastry such as cakes and freshly made doughnut, fried bananas and orange juice.
The program did not stop here, during night time we have Earth Hour video show before we shut down the power supply for 1 hour. We sing a song ‘Heal the World’ by Micheal Jackson as the theme song for the whole program before we start the countdown.
Pom Pom Island Resort pledge on Earth Hour to reduce the global climate change. Sex of turtle hatchlings determined by the temperature, higher temperature might produce unequal sex hatchlings that might leads to unbalanced population in future.
After the Earth Hour,we had a surprise from the chefs. They brought us cake with Turtle shape. So………. cute!!!
Lastly but not least, thank you very much for the kind support from all the staff and respective guests for making the program successful. As an appreciation, the certificate of appreciation we will hang on our conservation desk!