Raffles Praslin Seychelles obtains Seychelles Ministry of Environment Certification
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- Created on Friday, 01 June 2012 11:52
Raffles Praslin Seychelles obtains Seychelles Ministry of Environment CertificationRaffles Praslin Seychelles has granted the Certificate of Recognition for Wetland Protection from the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, in recognition of the hotel’s efforts in conserving the protected environment of the resort.
As part of its commitment to the environment, the hotel has forged a partnership with the Seychelles National Park Authority. This focuses on the care and preservation of the endemic Takamaka trees, an integral part of the heritage and culture of the Seychelles.
The partnership is also developing the public beach promenade planting local trees and signage of local ruins, increasing environmental awareness among the community and guests.
Simon Hirst, General Manager commented: “As Raffles Praslin is on an island which is rich in fauna, flora, and heritage sites, we have made it a priority to protect and maintain these natural resources. Our resort aims to offer luxury in a sustainable context, enriching the guests’ experience while implementing environmental initiatives.”
The luxury beach resort is committed to protecting the environment year-round, working constantly on energy and water conservation, recycling centres, internal team training, regular cleaning days to protect natural fauna and flora, and creating a Green Committee.
Raffles Praslin is also involved with ‘Earth Day’ each year - This year, team members and guests planted trees around the resort, to encourage and develop endemic species of flora around the resort and to raise environmental awareness to the benefit of the island and its future.