Passionate. Dedicated. Committed.
For over 50 years, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment which includes the SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove parks, have been leaders in wildlife conservation, research and conservation education. The parks provide a unique environment to connect with animals and inspire audiences to help protect the natural spaces we all depend on, and the dedicated zoological professionals that work at the parks dedicate their expertise to assisting animals in the wild. The people we encounter every day at our parks are often inspired to take action, and the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation fund was, in part, created to provide a way that people can help make a difference.
The Fund was established as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit private foundation in 2003, and initially provided resources for a wide variety of conservation programs worldwide that aligned with four key areas: animal rescue and rehabilitation, conservation education, habitat protection, and species research. Over the last decade, the Fund has continued to support these areas of focus, but has also developed specific conservation priorities within these areas.
Since its creation, the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has awarded over $11 million in conservation grants to over 800 organizations. Currently, the Fund provides over $1 million each year to conservation programs, and thanks to SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment's administrative support, 100% of the funding we raise (EVERY SINGLE PENNY) goes toward these conservation projects.
The Conservation Fund has a dedicated Board of Directors and partners with several conservation organizations.