Conservation Lab Tour
Banyan Tree Bintan's Conservation Lab was set up in September 2007 to contribute to the island's on-going conservation effort to reverse the trend of reduced biodiversity due to unsustainable practices and habitat destruction. The Conservation Lab sets out to collaborate with key conservation groups, zoos, universities and other key stakeholder groups in the area to protect ecosystems and species under highest threat or whose existence is believed to be in danger; while also working with local communities and authorities to develop and promote alternative livelihood programs that will ease the pressure on precious natural resources.
The Banyan Tree Bintan Conservation Lab is staffed by a dedicated team comprising a trained environmental naturalist and two local wildlife rangers with marine science and biology backgrounds. We have discovered over 80 species of birds in the resort, of which 15 are listed as protected species; while approximately 40 species of reptiles and amphibians were identified in the resort and surrounding area, including two rare endangered freshwater turtle species.
Guests are invited to take part in our complimentary programmes such as nature walks, bird watching, and conservation presentations. Please pre-book at the front desk.
Open daily: 9:00am to 5:00pm