Grupo Piñero extends its sea turtle protection program to DR

Grupo Piñero launched its Eco-Bahia Foundation in the Dominican Republic in April of this year and, with the signing of this agreement, seeks to continue promoting sustainable initiatives in all the countries in which it operates.

Grupo Piñero’s Eco-Bahia Foundation and the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic have signed a collaboration agreement for the protection and conservation of endangered sea turtles that inhabit tropical seas.

This agreement links the Eco-Bahia Foundation to the Sea Turtle Conservation Program implemented by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic in the province of Samaná, as well as in Playa Nueva Romana, Boca del Soco beach, beach in front of Caño Patricio, located in the province of San Pedro de Macorís, and in ArenaGorda beach, the latter belonging to Macao in the province of La Altagracia.

Species such as the green turtle, the leatherback turtle and the hawksbill turtle use Dominican beaches for nesting, as well as the Loggerhead turtle that migrates through the Dominican Republic, all of which are part of the biological wealth and natural heritage of the nation.

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Some of the most important actions that will be carried out as a result of this collaboration agreement include: maintaining an updated record of turtle nesting on the beaches; monitoring coastal protection work and supporting reforestation with endemic or native coastal species; generating training sessions for technicians and leaders of the turtle program in the country; and involving the community in turtle conservation actions in the provinces of Samaná, San Pedro de Macorís and La Altagracia.

CONSERVING NATURAL CAPITAL

Since its inception in 1999, the Eco-Bahía Foundation’s projects have evolved with the objective of expanding its natural capital conservation initiatives.

Its first project was the management of the ‘Program for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles in the Central Coast of Quintana Roo’ in Mexico.

Since then, the Foundation has continued to grow with the objective of increasing the sustainable impact of its actions, releasing more than 110,000 sea turtle hatchlings and attending to more than 1,000 cases of wildlife recovery and management in Mexico.

Now, with its arrival in the Dominican Republic, Grupo Piñero will carry out actions for the protection of sea turtles in this country, one of Grupo Piñero’s most important markets, where it has 14 resorts, as well as a residential real estate complex, Playa Nueva Romana, and a PGAOcean’s 4 golf course, making it the leading hotel chain in terms of number of beds owned in the country.

Its participation in the Sea Turtle Conservation Program is in addition to the other initiatives promoted by the Eco-Bahia Foundation in the Dominican Republic, including the restoration of the Punta Balandra whale lookout, the delivery of containers for waste separation in schools and its environmental education programs.

Source: Europapress.es

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