SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment ® is world-renowned for providing up-close animal encounters to millions of guests each year and connecting people with wildlife. For over 50 years, Busch Gardens ®, SeaWorld ® and Discovery Cove ® have shared a common passion – animals. This passion is reflected throughout the parks’ award-winning zoological habitats, innovative veterinary care, animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts, global education programs and critical conservation initiatives worldwide. Our parks support and work with more than 100 environmental organizations worldwide including National Wildlife Federation, World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy.
Guests that visit our parks are inspired to protect wildlife and to participate in conservation projects in meaningful ways. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund ® was created to provide guests with an easy, direct way to make a lasting difference.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, the Fund grants over $1 million annually to projects around the world. The Fund is successful in working with some of the world’s largest non-profit conservation organizations, governments and many local, vital grassroots organizations. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment covers all Fund administrative costs, allowing 100% of the donations received to be directed to on-the-ground wildlife conservation programs. Since its launch, the Fund has granted more than $13 million to more than 800 projects in countries around the world. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund focuses its resources in four strategic areas: species research, habitat protection, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and conservation education.
No matter where you live, you can make a different to animals everywhere through everyday actions:
Be a conscious consumer
Know where the products you buy come from and avoid souvenirs made from animals (like skins, pelts, horns, shells & coral).
Purchase seafood that was collected sustainably, meaning it was sourced in a way that ensures wildlife and ecosystems are protects.
Keep habitats healthy
Recycle, put trash in its place and participate in local community cleanups to keep habitats safe for wildlife and wild places.
Read more and teach others about our fantastic, fragile planet.
Support organizations that are working on behalf of wildlife and wild places.
Quick facts about our animal conservation efforts at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
A global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry & veterinary care.
We care for more than 7,000 marine & terrestrial animals, plus approximately 60,000 fish.
One of the largest animal collections in the world: 200+ endangered or threatened species.
Rescue ill & injured marine animals with the goal to rehabilitate & return to the ocean.
Busch Gardens participates in 35+ Species Survival Plans to help protect & preserve threatened & endangered animals.
Advances in the care of species in zoological facilities & in the conservation of wild populations.
Contributed more than $2.5 million in 2012 alone, to ensure sustainability of animal species in the wild.
Helped 28,000+ animals in need - ill, injured, orphaned & abandoned.