Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina Receives Turtle Safe Certification

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina has achieved the Turtle Conservancy‘s Turtle Safe Certification, highlighting its commitment to protecting local sea turtle populations. This certification recognizes the resort’s comprehensive efforts to implement turtle-friendly lighting throughout its property, ensuring a safe nesting environment for these endangered creatures.

In collaboration with the Turtle Conservancy, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina received a grant to assist in the transition to turtle-friendly lighting. The resort has gone above and beyond, investing significantly more than the grant amount to ensure all exterior lights, including those on buildings, pool decks, guest room balconies, and streetlights, comply with turtle safety standards.

Additionally, all windows have been tinted at 15% to shield bright guest room lights from the beach, further safeguarding nesting areas.

Furthermore, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is a candidate for the Coastal Connections Certification. Having completed one of the three required walkthroughs, the resort anticipates full certification by the end of the year. This additional certification underscores the resort’s ongoing efforts to enhance its environmental stewardship and promote sustainable tourism.

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