Ponant Partners With the Aldabra Clean-Up Project

A beach in the Seychelles
Photo provided by Ponant

With major sponsorship from luxury cruise company Ponant, the Aldabra Clean-Up Project got underway today. The two companies have joined together to reduce plastic pollution in the Seychelles’ Aldabra Atoll and increase awareness about the importance of marine conservation.

Launched in May 2018, the Aldabra Clean-Up Project is a collaboration between The Queen’s College, Oxford and the Seychelles Islands Foundation. According to the Seychelles Islands Foundation’s website, twelve volunteers, six Oxford graduate students and six local Seychellois, will spend five weeks cleaning the beach, with all waste to be sent to Mahé for proper disposal.

Ponant will provide the resources to collect and remove washed-up plastic waste as well as introduce its own beach clean-up excursions on its cruises. The Aldabra Clean-Up Project will additionally research the major environmental threats plastic waste poses for these types of ecosystems and then identify best practices for reducing marine pollution.

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Ponant offers luxury expedition cruises to remote destinations around the world. It is currently working on producing the first exploration vessel that will surpass the ecological standards set by international regulations. Le Commandant Charcot will sail under the power of liquefied natural gas to reduce its emissions. Ponant expects the ship to launch in 2020 and to officially receive it in 2021.

This article was originally published on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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