BELMOND MAROMA RESORT & SPA – SAVING OUR SHARKS
As part of the CRS activities and contribution to environmental conservation, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa in conjunction with Kinan Spa, have agreed a strategic alliance with Saving Our Sharks, a civil association established in 2010 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The association is in charge of tracing, studying and preserving one of the most enigmatic animals off the coasts of the Mexican Caribbean – the bull shark.
For each signature Kinan Ritual sold, Kinan Spa will donate 10% to this association to support this initiative. Saving our Sharks will use the donation to acquire and train people to place transmitters and receivers on the bull sharks and provide a two-tiered collaborative programme at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa:
Micro participatory workshop – a workshop dedicated to the conservation of bull sharks to raise awareness of their care and extent of the damage to their environment. This will be led by a member of the association, twice a month in Kinan Spa.
Recognition of the shark friend – a private talk which goes into detail on the life, importance and protection of sharks. A donation of $50 per person is required. The talk is suitable for anyone over the age of 5 years old and takes place on August 28th 2017. In addition, Saving Our Sharks offers guests further ways to donate, which are perfect for those who have a love for nature and marine life:
Adopt a shark – an initiative where guests can choose a shark to adopt, which they can track using the latest technology from Saving Our Shark. $125 USD
Name your shark – with this collaboration, guests can name an unidentified shark. Saving Our Sharks will place an identification mark on the animal and add to an online guide on the website, which gives details of their size, weight and markings.