SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires visitors of all ages to celebrate and conserve the natural world. Through up-close animal encounters, educational exhibits and innovative entertainment, our guests leave with a heightened sensitivity to the world around them and an awareness of the plight of animals in the wild. The parks' commitment to research and conservation also has led to advances in the care of animals in both zoological facilities and wild populations.
We focus our support for conservation in four main areas: the rescue of ill, orphaned, and injured animals; funding and other forms of support for research; funding and direct; action in conservation; and education and interpretation of animals. SeaWorld has invested millions of dollars conserving wild animals and wild places, as well as supporting critical conservation work on every continent.
The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is just one way our guests can get involved in conservation. The Fund supports wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue and conservation education in countries all over the world. The Fund provides an outlet for park visitors to help protect wildlife and, because SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment provides all administrative and development costs as well as staffing and infrastructure, commits 100 percent of donations to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts.
SeaWorld is the world’s leading marine park, offering exciting rides, spectacular shows and up-close animal encounters – but there’s also another very important side of SeaWorld to be told – our 50-year commitment to conservation, evolutionary research and inspiring millions of people to learn about and appreciate the natural world.
SeaWorld’s commitment to research and conservation is far reaching and has led to advances in the care of animals in both zoological facilities and wild populations.
Not only does SeaWorld support critical conservation work across the globe through the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, which already has delivered over $14 million to more than 800 worthwhile charity conservation projects around the globe, but we also operate one of the world’s most respected wildlife rescue programmes helping over 29,000 ill, injured, orphaned, and abandoned animals to date. SeaWorld’s ground-breaking research programmes, run in conjunction with universities and government agencies, help scientists better understand and protect marine animals in the wild. Many of the things we know today about wild killer whales were learned at the SeaWorld parks – including their vocal communication, reproduction and hearing range.
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