Seychelles World Ocean Day –

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Seychelles World Ocean Day –

Each year on June 8th, World Ocean Day celebrates the wondrous natural world of the oceans and reminds us of the need to protect this precious resource. The unique environment of the Seychelles, and in particular, that of Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resorts & Spa provides the perfect biosphere for a wide range of endangered and under threat marine animals. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resorts & Spa, nestled on the private island of Silhouette is ideally situated for guests to both observe these animals in their natural habitat and to learn about necessary conservation to allow future guests to enjoy these incredible experiences.

On the 8th June this year, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resorts & Spa, will recognise World Ocean Day’s 2021 Conservation Action Focus of 30x 30 by monitoring and cataloguing the species and number of fish on the reef that borders Labriz. This initiative will be run in collaboration with the Island Conservation Society and Labriz Dive Center; the aim of the monitoring is to map fish movements and track the species to contribute to ongoing conservation efforts.  The 30×30 initiative focuses on protecting at least 30% of our blue planet for a healthy ocean and climate, by 2030. By supporting 30×30, we can protect our planet’s life support systems – specifically the interconnected issues of ocean, climate, and biodiversity.  

Located on the island of Silhouette, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resorts & Spa, is surrounded by the largest National Marine Park in the Seychelles. A dazzling array of fish, hard and soft corals, along with other marine animals (including a significant Hawksbill nesting population) abound in this protected area and the team at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resorts & Spa are passionate about protecting this unique environment as well as educating guests about how they can help with the preservation of this marine ecosystem.

Beach and lagoon clean-up activities are held regularly, and further offshore, with assistance from Labriz Dive Center reef and sea cleans allow for guests to explore the wonder of the undersea world at Silhouette as well as keep it clear of debris.

Back on land, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resorts & Spa continues to work towards becoming a sustainably conscious resort. The implementation of a state-of-the-art water filtration system provides water in reusable glass bottles for guests across the resort (reducing use of plastic bottles), the resorts organic, pesticide-free garden (which has reduced the resort’s energy and water consumption levels by 20 per cent to date) along with solar-powered panels being fitted to buggies; are just a few of the actions that the resort has taken to date.

Andre Borg, General Manager at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, and Country Manager for Hilton Seychelles Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa outlined the resort’s environmental policy as:

‘Our vision is to develop Hilton Seychelles Labriz and Silhouette Island as a leader of Sustainable Tourism and maintain our cultural heritage in an eco-friendly environment. We are committed to continually strive to minimize the amount of waste we generate and energy we consume, as well as preserve the stunning natural beauty and diversity of the marine park that surround us and the oceans beyond.’

The resort has been awarded several accolades for its work towards sustainability and conservation, including Certification from Green Globe, TUI Environmental Champion Award for 2020 and Africa and Indian Ocean’s winner of the Hilton “Driving Value” initiative, which focuses on reducing energy and water consumption while maintaining the best quality of service for guests and team members. 

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