Consider for just a moment that the vast oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface; that 94% of life on Earth is aquatic; and that between 70 and 80% of the world’s oxygen is created by marine plants. These facts alone highlight the dire importance of marine conservation and the shared responsibility we all have to protect our oceans and its inhabitants.
Here at &Beyond, our company ethos of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, and Care of the People has become an intuitive part of the way in which we operate and has allowed us to positively influence more than 9 million acres of protected wildlife land.
Equally important to our core operations, and perhaps our fourth ‘C’, is Care of the Oceans and hence why we have expanded our focus on wildlife conservation to include the much-needed protection and sustainability of our seas with our Oceans Without Borders initiative.
With three island properties now in our portfolio (&Beyond Mnemba Island in Tanzania, and both &Beyond Benguerra Island and &Beyond Vamizi Island in Mozambique), &Beyond remains fully committed to marine conservation.
Located off the warm, tropical shores of Zanzibar, &Beyond Mnemba Island is a private barefoot beach paradise boasting just ten luxury beach bandas. A secluded oasis, it is one of only two protected nesting sites in Zanzibar for the endangered green sea turtle.
Born a mere 5 cm (2 in) in length, these magnificent creatures can grow up to 1.5 m (5 ft) in length and can weigh over 300 kg (700 lb). Sadly, their conservation status remains endangered and our island teams continue to do whatever they can to help the species escape extinction.
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