The story began with the visit of Mr Benjamin Aïach, General Manager of Marilou Bio to the ICS Conservation Centre on Silhouette Island. While discussing with rangers their conservation work on the island, Mr Aïach was particularly impressed by the dedication of ICS staff in monitoring and protecting sea turtles living in the Marine Park around Silhouette Island. Keen to join this adventure, Mr Aïach proposed to help ICS by initiating a partnership with his new brand, Marilou Bio. This was finalized a few months later.
Marilou Bio is a new brand of bio-cosmetics created by the company AB Cosmetic. Its goal is to promote bio-cosmetics and make them accessible to everyone. Their products are certified with the label “Ecocert” which means that the vast majority of vegetable ingredients come from biological agriculture and the packaging is biodegradable or recyclable.
The contribution offered by Marilou Bio will help preserving sea turtles by allowing the conservation rangers to protect them more efficiently and follow their movements using special titanium tags.
The Island Conservation Society is delighted with this new partnership and hopes that collaboration between an NGO and the private sector will serve as a model on how to fund increased awareness about the critical importance of preserving nature all over the world.