Six Senses Con Dao Announces Record Breaking Conservation Efforts On World Wildlife Day
CON DAO, Vietnam – March 3, 2023
World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3rd in honor of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973. This year’s World Wildlife Day provided the ideal opportunity for Six Senses Con Dao to announce their record-breaking conservation achievements in 2022. A total of 6,929 baby Green Sea Turtles hatched successfully and were released safely into the warm waters of the Con Dao archipelago.
The conservation program, conducted in partnership with Con Dao National Park, is a key focus of Six Senses Con Dao. The “Let’s Get Cracking” incubation center, a unique program dedicated to the conservation of endangered green sea turtles, has successfully released 18,488 turtles since 2018. The number of turtles released in 2022 increased to 6,929, representing a significant progress from the previous year’s total of 3,351.
Similarly pleasing is the incredibly high success rate that the center is achieving. Over the past two years, around 90% of all eggs have successfully hatched and released. This is a remarkable increase from the success rates of between 60-70% achieved in the program’s early years, which are comparable to other programs around the world. The resort’s passionate team attributes this achievement to their continuous learning, improvement of egg positioning, sand quality, natural management of climate conditions, and the use of enhanced vegetation for shade and protection during incubation.
Six Senses Con Dao offers guests the opportunity to participate in the ethical hatchling release, providing a truly unique and unforgettable experience often described as life-changing.
Alongside the active conservation programs, Six Senses Con Dao employs a broad sustainability mission, touching many areas of our resort’s operations including but not limited to:
An extensive organic garden where over 30 types of fruits, vegetables, and herbs are grown. Organic food scraps are transformed into valuable compost which is given back to the garden in form of soil. Additionally, the resort treats its greywater on-site and repurposes it for irrigation purposes, helping to maintain the lush and beautiful grounds.
On-site, a reverse osmosis plant is used to produce mineral drinking water that is contained in reusable glass bottles, thus preventing the disposal of 10,000 plastic bottles each month in landfills.
Taken steps towards sustainability in its design and construction, the resort’s pathways, swimming pools, and back-of-house areas have been retiled using recycled glass from wine bottles. In 2021 alone, over 300 wine bottles were repurposed into long-lasting and beautiful Terrazzo flooring, effectively reducing glass waste.
Situated along 2km of golden sand, looking out to the sapphire sea and the curve of the bay, Six Senses Con Dao is contemporary in design and embraces the essence of a traditional fishing village. 50 villas and residences offer generous personal space, lush tropical vegetation, and spectacular ocean vistas plus their own private rim-flow swimming pools. There are choices of one, three and four-bedroom configurations with a with a host of activities on hand, from water sports, boat tours to hiking, discovering nature and on occasion experiencing turtle hatchlings. Six Senses Spa Con Dao offers a wide range of holistic wellness, Yogic programs and locally-inspired beauty treatments together with an extensive menu of signature therapies to enhance every guest’s experience.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas manages 19 hotels and resorts and 27 spas in 19 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas, and has signed a further 34 properties into the development pipeline. Six Senses is part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts family however Six Senses Con Dao is not part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts portfolio.
Six Senses Hotels and Resorts: a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, emotional hospitality, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the vision remains the same: to reawaken people’s senses so they feel the purpose behind their travels and ultimately reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.
Six Senses Spas: a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 8 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.
Six Senses Residences: indulgent living as nature intended, providing all the unique amenities of a resort life community, while retaining the intimacy and personal touches of a beautifully-appointed private villa or apartment. Each is an appreciating long-term investment to be cherished for generations to come with immediate benefits including fine dining, pioneering wellness programming and exclusive status at other resorts worldwide.
Evason: a strong value focus with a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love, while sharing the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised social and environmental responsibility.
Figures as of September 30, 2021
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