Banyan Tree Resort Seychelles has a new Hotel Manager and he happens to be an ex-member of the MCSS Turtle Monitoring Team at the Resort!
Anders Dimblad was working as Rooms Division Manager at Banyan Tree Seychelles in 2004 when he and a number of other resort staff underwent training in turtle monitoring techniques used in Seychelles under the MCSS/BHC project. He went on to tag 7 nesting Hawksbill turtles during the 2004-05 Hawksbill Nesting Season, but unfortunately left the programme in June 2005 when he was relocated to Angsana Ihuru in the Maldives as Executive Assistant Manager.
In the past 4 years, Anders has travelled the world, Banyan Tree style, and is now back in Seychelles as the Hotel Manager.
If Elke has her way, he will also be back on the beach tagging turtles, making him the only Hotel Manager in the world of a Five Star Resort trained to tag turtles.