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Gangga Island Resort & Spa
P. O. Box 1734
Manado - 95375
Tel. +62-431-8894009 or
Von Seegärtnern und Unterwasser-Müllmännern
Auf Gangga Island im Indonesischen Nord-Sulawesi ist alles etwas anders. Zwar dreht sich im Gangga Island Resort & Spa natürlich in erster Linie alles um die Gäste, die hier Urlaub machen und den Alltag für ein paar Tage vergessen wollen. Aber es geht Hanne Davi, General Manager, und ihrem Team auch ganz konkret um Umweltschutz direkt vor ihrer Haustür, und zwar unter Wasser – mit Hilfe von Seegärtnern und Müllmännern, die am Riff so richtig aufräumen.
Biorock - Electrifying Sulawesi
Text by Sebastian Ferse, Photos by Sebastian Ferse and Wolfgang Pölzer
...In the so-called 'BioRock' technology, a low electrical current is sent through a metal construction submerged in the reef...
Mission StatementWe, the Management and Staff of Gangga Island Resort & Spa, are very aware of the plight of the marine turtles in North Sulawesi and the archipelago of Gangga/Bangka. There is a very real possibility of extinction for these beautiful animals.
As a result of such concerns, we are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Turtle Unlimited, a group of nature lovers whose main aim is to re-populate Bali's coastline with this beautiful but endangered species. We have also adopted Turtle Unlimited's "Mission and Objectives" policy.
We feel sure that protecting the Marine Turtle will contribute to the positive image that North Sulawesi has around the globe. In no way will we ever interfere in the traditions, the culture or religion of the indigenous and local populations. As with all our undertakings, it is always our determination to foster the very best relations with the government, local authorities, and the community.
The first turtle release at Gangga in June 2005 (click to enlarge):
Our Conservation ActivitiesBREEDING
We collect eggs from the markets, return them to suitable hatching grounds and hatch them under ideal conditions.
We nurse the new hatchlings for a few weeks in the safety of captivity before releasing them to their natural environment.
We give misplaced and sick turtles a new home, caring for them and helping them to rebuild their health and strength, and return them to the wild when appropriate.
With local and international bodies, we develop educational programs for the children of our villages. This will help reduce the trade in artifacts which are made from endangered marine animals.
It is the dream of Turtle Unlimited to develop a marine park in the Gangga and Bangka archipelago, 50% of which will be devoted to Marine Turtles, and 50% to the marine life in the waters around Gangga. This will have the added benefit of creating exciting employment opportunities for the community.
Gangga Island Resort's turtle project is supported by Peter & Beate Lange (Fotofish).
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