The following are some of our highlighted projects funded by the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.
RISING TIDE CONSERVATION
Coral reefs face growing threats, including ocean acidification, warming ocean temperatures, coral bleaching, pollution, and over-exploitation. All of these factors can disrupt the reef's delicate balance. Efforts to help the marine species that inhabit these reef environments can focus on sustainable collection, reef protection and conservation, and culture of vertebrate, invertebrate, and coral species.
The mission of Rising Tide Conservation is to protect reefs by developing techniques for rearing marine ornamental fish and promoting commercial production to provide alternatives to reef collection.
Vaquitas are rare, tiny and elusive porpoises found only in Mexico's Gulf of California. They are the most critically endangered marine mammal in the world. We are on the brink of losing this species forever.
VaquitaCPR is a bold conservation plan led by the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and supported by several non-profit, government and conservation-focused organizations and companies. The mission of VaquitaCPR is to locate, rescue and care for vaquitas in a safe haven with the ultimate goal of returning them to a gillnet-free environment.