Conserving and Caring for the World We Share
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ inspired more than 22 million guests in 2015 to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world celebrate, connect with and care for 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 contribute to species conservation, wildlife rescue, education and environmental stewardship programs around the world. Through the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, a non-profit organization, we support wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue and conservation education. We also work with and support conservation-related organizations, including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and American Humane Association and contribute funds in support of efforts to ensure the sustainability of animal species in the wild. Some of our animals also serve as animal ambassadors in helping raise awareness for species in danger through numerous national media and public appearances. Through our theme parks’ up-close animal encounters, educational exhibits and innovative entertainment, we strive to inspire each guest who visits one of our parks to care for and conserve the natural world.
In addition, we operate one of the world’s most respected rescue programs for ill and injured marine animals, in collaboration with federal, state and local governments, and other members of accredited stranding networks, among others, with the goal of rehabilitating and returning them to the wild. For more than five decades, our animal experts have helped more than 27,000 ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned animals. We are committed to rescue, rehabilitation, research and education and invest significant amounts annually in these efforts.
The SeaWorld® & Busch Gardens® Conservation Fund is just one way our guests can get involved. The Fund supports wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue and conservation education in the U.S. and 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.