Introducing our new conservation themed annual passes! Select one of five themed passes: sharks, green sawfish, green sea turtles, coral, or seahorses and help make a difference today!
A portion of the proceeds from your preferred pass will be donated to a conservation fund specific to that animal. Love sharks? Now you can directly fund organizations such as the Shark Research Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and conservation of sharks.
Get your conservation themed pass at Guest Services today!
10% of proceeds of each annual pass purchase go to the below charities:
SHARK-Shark Research Institute
A multi-disciplinary nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific research organization, SRI was the first shark conservation organization in the U.S. Founded in 1991 at Princeton, New Jersey, USA, today they have field offices in Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas, and internationally in Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Current projects include visual and satellite tracking, behavioral and DNA studies, environmental advocacy, publication of scientific works and public education. They also fight for shark protections at CITES, the primary international venue for conservation treaties. More info: https://www.sharks.org/
CORAL REEF-Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project
The Florida Reef Tract (the largest barrier reef in the continental U.S., a reef community that extends from Port St. Lucie, 130 miles north of Miami, Fla., to Key West) is in crisis. It is currently experiencing a multi-year, disease-related mortality event that has resulted in massive die-offs in multiple coral species. As many as 25 coral species, including both Endangered Species Act-listed and primary reef-building species, have displayed tissue loss lesions that often result in whole colony mortality. The AZA-Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project (AZA-FRTRP) was established in November 2018, and will facilitate an AZA wide response to the coral reef crisis in our own backyard
SEA TURTLE- Canadian Sea Turtle Network
The Canadian Sea Turtle Network is a charitable organization involving scientists, commercial fishermen, and coastal community members that works to conserve endangered sea turtles in Canadian waters and worldwide. The group won the 2007 Gold Canadian Environment Award for Conservation. More info: https://seaturtle.ca/about-us/
Sawfish are one of the largest and most unique elasmobranchs (i.e. sharks and rays) in the world, and yet are one of the most endangered and least understood. To improve sawfish conservation, the Sawfish Conservation Society (SCS) aims to:
*Inform and educate the public about the threatened sawfishes found across the globe
*Provide an environment to encourage cooperation between researchers, fishers, aquarists and other marine stakeholders, in order to maximize research and conservation efforts
SEAHORSE- Ocean project
For 20 years, The Ocean Project has been applying the findings from some of the most comprehensive public opinion and market research ever conducted, to help their network of partners be as effective as possible for conservation impact. They collaborate with their partners to accelerate effective individual and societal actions on the critical issues facing our blue planet and society.
With a special emphasis on engaging and empowering youth, since 2002 The Ocean Project has also been the global leader for coordinating and collaboratively growing World Oceans Day, rallying the world in June and growing a worldwide movement for year-round action.