Saving the Marine Eco-system
The Coral Project
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay accepts the responsibility to improve its methods of sustainability and decrease any environmental impact that is attributed to the operation.
With the support of hosts and management, an ongoing programme has been established for this purpose. Generally speaking, each Six Senses resort has been placed in a unique environment in harmony with nature. One of the highlights at Ninh Van Bay is its own coral reef within the sand-fringed bay. It is our privilege to protect this biodiversity.
As the world is rapidly changing we need to do everything in our power to protect and preserve this highly sensitive ecosystem for the future and for our guests. As a result of this, we have entered a partnership with two very experienced marine biologists from the Netherlands - Mr. Thomas Swierts and Ms. Selma Ubels. Both are Bachelors of Sciences in Marine Biology from the University of Utrecht and are currently working on their master thesis of science, where Selma focuses on environmental biology and Thomas on the sustainability, diversity and protection of coral reefs.
The initial project was to establish a swimming and snorkeling pathway through the reef and create an inventory of marine life - both fish and coral - with the aim to protect the reef from further damage.
The second stage will be more active, with focus on coral preservation and reef restoration. This stage will use background knowledge of the bay and reef conditions, which have been gathered in the first step.