GET ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital edition of Attractions Management and the FREE weekly Attractions Management ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
Get Attractions Management digital magazine FREE
Sign up here ▸
Jobs   News   Features   Products   Company profilesProfiles   Magazine   Handbook   Advertise    Subscribe  
NEWS
Merlin Entertainments launches new global conservation initiative
POSTED 27 Jul 2023 . BY Tom Walker
Sydney's Sea Life aquarium will play an integral part in a tiger shark conservation project Credit: Merlin Entertainments
Merlin Entertainments has launched a new global conservation programme
The initiative will run across its portfolio of Sea Life aquariums
Merlin will deliver projects designed to make a positive impact on conservation in local communities
The first phase will see seven projects, spanning across Asia, Australia, the USA and Europe
Merlin Entertainments has launched a new global conservation programme across its portfolio of Sea Life aquariums.

Merlin's network of more than 50 Sea Life sites will work in partnership with marine conservation charity, the Sea Life Trust, to deliver projects designed to make a positive impact on conservation in their local communities.

The first phase will see seven projects, spanning across Asia, Australia, the USA and Europe, drive positive impact on marine and freshwater ecosystems, species, and habitats across the globe

They include a breeding programme for endangered zebra sharks at Sea Life Sydney in Australia and a coral reef restoration project delivered in partnership with the team at Sea Life Bangkok in Thailand.

In Sydney, the Sea Life aquarium will play an integral part in the rollout of the Star Project (Stegostoma tigrinum Augmentation and Recovery Project), a multi-national, collaborative initiative that aims to establish genetically diverse, self-sustaining populations of zebra sharks in marine protected areas of West Papua, Indonesia.

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, one of the project’s “breeder” facilities, has overseen shark eggs being shipped to Raja Ampat, in a world-first for a shark species recovery programme.

Meanwhile, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is collaborating with two organizations based in Krabi to develop a long term, self-sustaining coral reef research and restoration project in the Andaman region of Southern Thailand.

The research aims to determine the most effective way to promote reef growth and regeneration suited to this region and create an operational framework that will both promote the resilience of these coastal ecosystems as well as foster engagement and support with the local communities that depend on them.

Further projects will be announced later this year.

Chris Brown, chair of Merlin’s conservation board and head of marine programmes and education for Sea Life UK, said: “We are incredibly proud to support impactful conservation programs that make a real difference to aquatic wildlife and their habitats.

"Our dedicated teams actively participate in conservation projects around the world.

"From funding turtle conservation research, to releasing zebra sharks into the wild, to rescuing the endangered native British Crayfish, our aspiration is to protect and restore the underwater world for future generations.”
RELATED STORIES
  Merlin plans to make London Eye a permanent fixture


Created as part of the millennium celebrations more than 20 years ago, the 135m-tall observation wheel opened to passengers in 2000 and has since become one of the UK's most popular paid-for visitor attractions.
  Merlin promotes Fiona Eastwood to chief operating officer


Merlin Entertainments has named Fiona Eastwood as chief operating officer for its midway attractions and resort theme parks divisions.
MORE NEWS
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
Raby Castle reveals ambitious plans to become a major visitor destination
Raby Castle, known as one of the finest medieval fortifications in England, is nearing the end of an ambitious two-year renovation project.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Recycling and Waste Manager
City of London Corporation
Salary: £40,056 - £44,934pa + local govt pension + benefits
Job location: Epping Forest, Essex , United Kingdom
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILES
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
Sally Corporation

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

08-08 May 2024

Hospitality Design Conference

Hotel Melià , Milano , Italy
04-07 Nov 2024

Global Wellness Summit (GWS)

In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2024 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2023 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2023 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2023 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

06 Apr 2020 issue 153


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2024
Get Attractions Management digital magazine FREE
Sign up here ▸
Jobs    News   Products   Magazine   Subscribe
NEWS
Merlin Entertainments launches new global conservation initiative
POSTED 27 Jul 2023 . BY Tom Walker
Sydney's Sea Life aquarium will play an integral part in a tiger shark conservation project Credit: Merlin Entertainments
Merlin Entertainments has launched a new global conservation programme
The initiative will run across its portfolio of Sea Life aquariums
Merlin will deliver projects designed to make a positive impact on conservation in local communities
The first phase will see seven projects, spanning across Asia, Australia, the USA and Europe
Merlin Entertainments has launched a new global conservation programme across its portfolio of Sea Life aquariums.

Merlin's network of more than 50 Sea Life sites will work in partnership with marine conservation charity, the Sea Life Trust, to deliver projects designed to make a positive impact on conservation in their local communities.

The first phase will see seven projects, spanning across Asia, Australia, the USA and Europe, drive positive impact on marine and freshwater ecosystems, species, and habitats across the globe

They include a breeding programme for endangered zebra sharks at Sea Life Sydney in Australia and a coral reef restoration project delivered in partnership with the team at Sea Life Bangkok in Thailand.

In Sydney, the Sea Life aquarium will play an integral part in the rollout of the Star Project (Stegostoma tigrinum Augmentation and Recovery Project), a multi-national, collaborative initiative that aims to establish genetically diverse, self-sustaining populations of zebra sharks in marine protected areas of West Papua, Indonesia.

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, one of the project’s “breeder” facilities, has overseen shark eggs being shipped to Raja Ampat, in a world-first for a shark species recovery programme.

Meanwhile, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is collaborating with two organizations based in Krabi to develop a long term, self-sustaining coral reef research and restoration project in the Andaman region of Southern Thailand.

The research aims to determine the most effective way to promote reef growth and regeneration suited to this region and create an operational framework that will both promote the resilience of these coastal ecosystems as well as foster engagement and support with the local communities that depend on them.

Further projects will be announced later this year.

Chris Brown, chair of Merlin’s conservation board and head of marine programmes and education for Sea Life UK, said: “We are incredibly proud to support impactful conservation programs that make a real difference to aquatic wildlife and their habitats.

"Our dedicated teams actively participate in conservation projects around the world.

"From funding turtle conservation research, to releasing zebra sharks into the wild, to rescuing the endangered native British Crayfish, our aspiration is to protect and restore the underwater world for future generations.”
RELATED STORIES
Merlin plans to make London Eye a permanent fixture


Created as part of the millennium celebrations more than 20 years ago, the 135m-tall observation wheel opened to passengers in 2000 and has since become one of the UK's most popular paid-for visitor attractions.
Merlin promotes Fiona Eastwood to chief operating officer


Merlin Entertainments has named Fiona Eastwood as chief operating officer for its midway attractions and resort theme parks divisions.
MORE NEWS
Heartbreak for Swedish theme park, Liseberg, as fire breaks out
A fire has destroyed part of the new water world, Oceana, at Liseberg in Sweden, and a construction worker has been reported missing.
Museum director apologises after comparing the city of Florence to a sex worker
Museum director Cecilie Hollberg has come under fire for comparing the city to a sex worker due to uncontrolled mass tourism.
Populous reveals plans for major e-sports arena in Saudi Arabia
Populous have unveiled their plans for a state-of-the-art e-sports arena, designed to stand as a central landmark in Qiddaya City’s gaming and e-sports district, Saudi Arabia.
Raby Castle reveals ambitious plans to become a major visitor destination
Raby Castle, known as one of the finest medieval fortifications in England, is nearing the end of an ambitious two-year renovation project.
Wake The Tiger launches new 1,000sq m expansion
Wake the Tiger, the Bristol-based immersive art experience, is set to open its 1,000sq m expansion on Friday 2 February.
Merlin teams up with Hasbro and Lego to create Peppa Pig experiences
Merlin Entertainments, the LEGO Group and Hasbro have teamed up to create Peppa Pig experiences.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILES
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe was established in 2006 and has grown to the largest international conference and [more...]
Sally Corporation

Our services include: Dark ride design & build; Redevelopment of existing attractions; High-quality [more...]
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

08-08 May 2024

Hospitality Design Conference

Hotel Melià , Milano , Italy
04-07 Nov 2024

Global Wellness Summit (GWS)

In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2024

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS