Passionate. Dedicated. Committed.
The over 2,000 people that care for the animals at the SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens parks have dedicated their careers to caring for animals big and small. 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. According to the IUCN, over one third of the species that they assess are either endangered or threatened.
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 North American beaches littered with marine debris.
And we need your help. Learn more about the conservation priorities of the Fund and learn how you can help support these efforts. Check out some of the conservation projects and organizations we support, and sign up to get updates on the current projects being funded.