It is a tremendous responsibility and honor to care for the endangered and threatened species, identify strategies to help them recover in the wild, and share our passion of animals with people to inspire them to make a difference.
But the reality of nature is that it is rapidly changing, and in some cases, disappearing. A recent report by World Wildlife Fund stated that between 1970 and 2010, populations of vertebrates throughout the world dropped by 52%. In just four decades, there are half the number of animals on the planet.
The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund was created to raise support for grassroots conservation projects that are truly making a difference. We support a wide range of programs, from reintroducing cheetah to their native ranges in Namibia, to hiring guards to protect elephants from poachers, to saving sea turtle nests along the coasts of Central America from feral animals, to cleaning up beaches littered with marine debris.
To learn more, you can read our annual reports, view videos from some of our favorite projects, or search our map of past grants to see what we are supporting around the world. Check out the organizations we support, and sign up to get updates on the current projects being funded.