We, at Crown Regency Hotels & Resorts, one of the leading local hotel brands in the Philippines, believe strongly in innovation and in our properties becoming destinations in themselves. Apart from the quality that our brand promises, we also believe in the preservation of both the ecosystem and the environment, especially in the immediate communities that we operate in.
As part of a campaign to actively preserve marine wildlife in the Philippines, the Boracay Oceanarium at Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center in Boracay has partnered with the Department of Environment & Natural Resources to protect and rescue endangered sea turtles.
Last June 2015, a total of five sea turtles were handed over to the Boracay Oceanarium for rehabilitation. The Boracay Oceanarium has since then provided dedicated personnel to provide for the medical and nutritional needs of the turtles, as well as 24/7 monitoring of the life support system of the turtles' holding tanks. A little over a year later, Boracay Oceanarium, as well as the Crown Regency, group are proud to announce that they have successfully rehabilitated and released two batches of said turtles back into their natural habitats.
On August 14 and 21, 2016, Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center General Manager, Darvin Chia; Boracay Oceanarium Head Curator, Maricar Daquioag; Crown Regency Beach Resort Operations Manager, Jovy Gajo; together with DENR CENRIO Jonne Adaniel and Punong Barangay Chariman Teodorico Inguillo spearheaded the tagging and immediate release of the animals at the Marine Sanctuary in Barangay Bugtong-Bato, Ibajay, Aklan. The activity was organized by DENR-Aklan in collaboration with the local government unit of Ibajay through their Bantay Dagat Management Council, the Barangay Council of Bugtong-Bato, and the Bugtong-Bato Fisherfolk Association.
Crown Regency's marine conservation program aims to: rescue and rehabilitate injured or stranded sea turtles, reintroduce them back into their natural habitats, and strengthen information about the protection and conservation of these highly endangered animals through educational campaigns through various methods such as giving talks at schools and local communities, as well as integration of this information with the marine tour at the Boracay Oceanarium.
Boracay Oceanarium has joined hands together with DENR-Aklan in order to strengthen the Information, Education Campaign (IEC) component of DENR's Pawikan Conservation and Protection Program, and further make joint progress on the preservation and conservation of endangered wildlife.