Connected for Conservation: Four Seasons Resort Nevis and the Sea Turtle Conservancy
Four Seasons Resort Nevis is absolutely dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles that inhabit the waters of Nevis and nest on its beaches. For more than 15 years, the partnership between Four Seasons Resort Nevis and the Sea Turtle Conservancy has aimed to educate and create awareness about the protection of these beautiful sea creatures through a joint program that helps researchers study the migration patterns of the endangered species that nest on Nevis' beaches. The partnership also supports cutting-edge research and education that contributes to the long-term protection and recovery of endangered sea turtles that call Nevis home.
One of the fascinating aspects of the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s work is ongoing research to study the migratory movements of “critically endangered” hawksbill sea turtles after they nest in Nevis. While uncovering important information about where sea turtles travel after they nest, the tracking project also allows people to follow along online as STC tracks each turtle’s movements.
Three species of sea turtles nest on the shores of Nevis: the hawksbill, the leatherback, and the green turtle. These majestic creatures journey hundreds of miles each nesting season to return to the same place where they were hatched and, under the glow of the moonlight, lay the next generation of sea turtles that will one day make the same journey. With only 1 in 1,000 to 10,000 baby sea turtles surviving to adulthood, the sea turtle conservation program needs to continue tracking and protecting these animals for future generations.
Followers can track the tagged turtles on the Sea Turtle Conservancy website, where they can also find more about the organisation’s various programs and projects.