The Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort is showing the benefits of its conservation efforts by announcing the birth of three bamboo sharks in its shark tank. The species, which is native to the Gulf of Thailand, is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List and classified as Near Threatened.
Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, in partnership with the Oceans for All foundation, has initiated an innovative conservation effort to help protect bamboo sharks, an endangered species found in the reefs around Phuket.
The resort has built a specialised shark tank where eggs are safely incubated and protected from predators allowing baby sharks to grow to a size where they will be in a far stronger position to survive in the wild.
On December 1, 2022, the resort introduced ten baby bamboo sharks and ten eggs into the shark tank, and on January 10, 2023, the resort was thrilled to celebrate the birth of three additional baby sharks.
The resort’s General Manager, Vincent Delsol, said, “We are overjoyed to be playing a part in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem in Phuket with a healthy number of bamboo sharks in the reefs of Phuket.”
Bamboo sharks, also known as brown-banded bamboo sharks, are a vulnerable species facing several threats, including overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution. The efforts by this resort not only help with the conservation of this endangered species but also helps to preserve the delicate balance of the marine ecosystem in Phuket.
The resort’s conservation program has already been met with praise from local and international organisations dedicated to the protection of endangered species and marine conservation.
This news is a positive step towards protecting Phuket’s bamboo sharks and other marine wildlife. It highlights the importance of community-based conservation efforts in preserving the oceans, which are home to countless species.
For more information on the resort’s bamboo shark conservation program and to arrange a visit to the shark tank, please get in touch with Walid Bougrini by emailing [email protected].
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