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The Marine Sanctuary at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu

One of the many residents of the marine sanctuary

Among the many attractions at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu is its white‑sand beach and pristine waters.  Guests can enjoy the added thrill of swimming with the schools of tropical fish that make their home in the Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary.

In keeping with the resort’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) mission, the marine sanctuary was officially established on February 1, 2007.  The Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary Stewardship group was granted 15 years of stewardship rights and obligations for the management of the sanctuary.  The stewardship group is composed of the resort, Scotty’s Action Sports Network and Dive Centre, and Amores Charities, Inc.

The same year the sanctuary was established, resort employees took part in transferring giant clams from Palawan to the safekeeping of the marine sanctuary.  The Philippine government had removed the clams from poachers.

Today, over 160 species of marine life, including around 70 giant clams, are found in the six-hectare Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary.  Among the fish species spotted are angelfish, banner fish, blue tang, butterfly fish, clownfish, clown sweetlips, goldfish, lion fish, pipefish, puffers, rainbowfish and wrasses.  The sanctuary has also been the recent release site of hawksbill turtles and tropical fish that were handed to the local government by concerned citizens.

While the sanctuary houses a healthy house reef, two old sea vessels were sunk to form artificial reefs and aid in coral regeneration.  Loose coral was transplanted to the snorkeling area fronting the resort's beach.  The resort’s management and staff also conduct reef checks and participate in regular clean-up dives to maintain the sanctuary’s conditions.

The resort encourages guests to be aware of, and to appreciate, marine life.  Supervised trips to the marine sanctuary are included in the scheduled children’s activities at the Adventure Zone, while a complimentary snorkeling safari for adults is offered daily.  One wall of the resort’s Entertainment Zone is dedicated to photographs of the various species to be found underwater, and a similar sign is located on the beach.

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu is the first resort in the Philippines to achieve ISO 14001 recognition.  The internationally recognized standard for the environmental management of businesses is a culmination of the resort’s initiatives towards being a real environment-friendly resort facility.  In the past, the resort has been the recipient of two ASEAN Green Hotel Standard Awards, in recognition of the resort’s compliance with environmentally friendly and energy conserving measures.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu at (63 32) 231 0288 or e-mail reservations.mac@shangri-la.com.

샹그릴라 호텔 리조트는 사업을 경영함에 있어서 다양한 이해관계자의 이익을 고루 고려하면서 경제적, 사회적 및 환경적으로 책임 있게 행동할 것을 다짐합니다. 기업 차원의 CSR 위원회는 기업의 시민 의식과 지속 가능한 발전을 선도하는 노력의 일환으로 다섯 가지 전략적 분야인 이해관계자 관계, 환경, 건강 및 안전, 공급망, 직원과 관련된 회사의 이니셔티브를 추진합니다. 지속가능성 산하에 있는 샹그릴라의 사회적 책임 프로그램은 두 가지 요소인 "포용"과 "보호구역"으로 구성됩니다. 이 중 "포용"은 가장 높은 수준의 교육과 건강 지원을 장려하는 것을 목표로 하는 샹그릴라의 아동 보호 프로젝트에 집중하고, "보호구역"은 생물다양성의 보존과 복원을 장려하는 샹그릴라의 자연 보호 프로젝트에 집중합니다. 자세한 내용에 대해서는 www.shangri-la.com의 CSR 부분을 방문하십시오.

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Mildred A. Amon
홍보담당 이사

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(63 32) 231 8276

팩스

(63 32) 231 3518

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