CLARK, PHILIPPINES (18 December 2023) – Travel + Leisure Co. Global Support Services (Philippines), Inc. employees successfully released more than 140 baby sea turtles to the sea in Bagac, Bataan, in partnership with the Pag-asa Pawikan Protection and Conservation Center (3P3C).

Over 50 employees in Clark recently joined 3P3C’s orientation on turtle conservation and the safe release of hatchlings, part of Travel + Leisure Co.’s Philippines’ Save the Turtles initiative.

“As a leader in the global leisure travel industry, Travel + Leisure Co. is committed to having a positive impact on the environment, promoting responsible tourism, and incorporating sustainable practices into every aspect of our operations,” said Liam Crawley, President of Travel + Leisure Co. Philippines.

“We are incredibly proud of our employees who actively volunteer for important causes like turtle conservation. This was our fourth time conducting a release, and it is inspiring to see the number of employees involved growing and the significant impact that our partnership with 3P3C has made,” added Crawley.

The team also adopted 30 turtle nests – each containing 40 to120 eggs – which involves employees committing to donate money to the organization to procure necessary items and supplies for patrolling the shores.

“Some of our colleagues based in other countries like Australia and the USA have also adopted the nests and even named them after their loved ones and friends,” shared Crawley.

Out of the seven sea turtle species in the world, five can be found in the Philippines. Three turtle species, including green, olive ridley, and hawksbill turtles, make the shores of Bagac their nesting sites. Hawksbill turtles are classified as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List because of their low survival rates caused by poaching, rising sea levels, and natural predators.

The 3P3C is a community-based group of volunteers who patrol the shores of Bagac for turtle eggs, protect them from poachers, rescue injured turtles, and provide environmental education to the broader community.

Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE:TNL) is the world’s leading membership and leisure travel company, with a portfolio of nearly 20 resort, travel club, and lifestyle travel brands. The company’s Clark office provides operational, technical, and creative support to multiple business units of Travel + Leisure Co. across the globe. Learn more about Travel + Leisure Co.’s environmental, social, and governance initiatives here:

Share this
Recent Post