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PILOT: Mai Khao Turtle Foundation

The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation was launched in March 2002 during the grand opening celebrations of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa to raise funds and awareness of the endangered leatherback turtles which nest on the Mai Khao Beach. 


The Foundation has expanded its environmental projects to not only conservation of the leatherback turtles but also the environment with the involvement of local communities, schools, universities and government organizations. Foundation activities include Daily beach clean up, reef cleaning, educational workshops, recycling projects, tree planting, turtle release and support of other marine conservation organizations like Phuket Marine Biological Center and Royal Thai Navy for the Marine Rescue and Turtle Hatchery Program.


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