SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund: Inviting NGOs around the World

Deadline: 30 November 2018

Applications are open for SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation and conservation education.

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Priority Areas

  1. Species Research:
    • Marine Fish Sustainability: Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of marine fishes through aquaculture, with great emphasis on the most popular marine fishes in home hobbyist and commercial aquariums. Research can focus on fish lifecycles, nutrition, reproduction and aquaculture techniques.
    • African Mammals: Research focused on ecology and conservation; specifically distribution, ranges, corridor mapping and threats. Research focused on physiology, disease/mortality, longevity, distribution and other measures of population health in African mammals.
    • Marine Mammals: Research on the ecology, behavior, distribution, reproduction, physiology and population health of marine mammals.
    • Penguins and Alcids: Research on the conservation, behavior, distribution, reproduction, longevity, mortality, physiology and population health of penguins and alcids. Research also can include diet studies, disease detection, prevention and treatment, and testing of new data collection technologies.
    • Sharks: Research on the conservation, ecology, behavior, distribution, reproduction, physiology and population health of sharks.
    • Reintroduction: Research that provides data and recommendations on the best practices for reintroduction of rescued and/or rehabilitated mammals into the wild.
  2. Animal Rescue/Rehab:
    • Wildlife Trade and Anti-Poaching: Programs designed to reduce wildlife trafficking and enforce wildlife trade laws, with specific emphasis on programs reducing illegal trade of endangered species products. Efforts to reduce poaching of endangered and threatened species. Particular interest in programs focused on reducing trafficking of rhinoceros, shark, parrot, pangolin, elephant or big cat products.
    • Elephants: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate African or Asian elephants.
    • Sea Turtles: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate North, Central or South American sea turtles (including nest protection).
    • Penguins: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate penguins.
    • Marine Mammals: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate marine mammals.
    • Rhinoceros: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate African rhinoceros.
    • Wolves : Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate North American wolves.
    • Great Apes: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate Great Apes.
    • Xenathrans: Programs designed to protect, rescue or rehabilitate anteaters, sloth and armadillos.
    • Native Wildlife Near SEA Parks: Native wildlife rescue programs located in Florida, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, or Virginia. Proposals that focus on prevention education, operational sustainability, supplies and dietary needs are most successful.
  3. Conservation Education:
    • Nature Deficit Disorder: Programs designed to encourage youth to spend more time outdoors connecting with nature. This includes education programs for youth who live in biodiverse range countries to understand the value of nature and the mechanisms for sustainability.
    • Leadership Development: Programs designed to identify potential conservation leaders and develop their leadership skills and knowledge base. Specifically, these programs can target young adults and offer peer connections within the conservation community to further develop the next generation of conservation leaders.
    • Alternative Income: Programs designed to retrain or develop viable alternative employment opportunities for people and communities reliant upon economic opportunities that directly impact wildlife and habitat. Programs can include training and support to provide alternatives to poaching, livestock farming, or logging.
  4. Habitat Protection:
    • Coral Reef: Support for the creation, restoration and maintenance of marine protected areas along coral reefs located in North, Central and South America. Successful proposals can include research necessary to implement marine protected areas, populations studies of reef species, and restoration efforts to reverse the impacts of man-made and natural impacts to the reef
    • Marine/Aquatic Debris: Efforts to remove marine and aquatic debris from waterways, estuaries, coasts and underwater. Includes efforts to identify sources of pollution and physically remove debris.
    • Habitat Restoration: Projects providing important large scale habitat enhancements such as corridor mapping, and creation and protection of habitat for endangered species limited by range restrictions are considered.
    • Freshwater Ecosystems: Projects focused on restoration, preservation, and protection of Florida-based freshwater ecosystems, with specific focus on the Florida Everglades.

Funding Information

Although there is no limit to the size of the application request, most grants range between $10,000 to $25,000 USD.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund accepts applications from non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and schools and universities.
  • Organizations can be U.S.-based or international.
  • The Fund only supports projects that align with its priorities.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

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  • Avatar Menzi Micheal Qwabe says:

    We help disadvantaged communities achieving their dreams by creating opportunities for self sustainability.
    1. KUHLEKODWA INNOVATION SOLUTION AND ACTIVATION is committed to providing a platform for the inspiration and empowerment of a sustainable and progressive social development environment. Its vision is to provide community development services that are constitutionally sound and upholds the human rights of local communities.
    2. The COMPANY takes pride to deliver all its programmes holistically to ensure that the entire community is served and not only a select few.KISA supports the organizational well-being of start-up non profits and small businesses by providing registration education services. All unregistered non profits and small businesses in the Umhlabuyalingana area are recruited and assisted to register their organizations and businesses. Successfully recruited non profits and small businesses attend training workshops on good governance, financial management, fundraising, computer skills programs project management, report writing, marketing and human resource development.
    1. KISA also provide a platform promoting opportunities to support and connect communities in business, through lobbying, mentoring, networking, strategic alliances, and developing and recognizing excellence in small business owners. KISA supports youth success in academics, extracurricular activities, peer and family relationships, and avoiding drugs, alcohol, and contacts with law enforcement. KISA Case Management helps young adults obtain training, career development, and life skills resources. We provide the Empower and Achieve mentoring program, matching high risk UMhlabuyalingana children and youth with adult mentors who are role models in the community.
    2. Our after school tutoring programme serve struggling youth each week with their school work. KISA also offers an after school dance program that teaches children the art of dancing. The different dances being taught are the very popular hip hop and kwaito dance styles with a mixture of a unique contemporary ballet style. Children who join this program have dreams of becoming professional dancers and they take their dancing very serious.Only children attending school are allowed on the dance program because KISA uses this program to encourage the youth to practice respect and discipline in their everyday life including academics. Each year a December school holiday enrichment camp will serve children and youth over a 2 week period.
    3. Young adults enroll and complete a job readiness/career search program, and families enrol in a fast track career program.

    1. KISA is serious about upholding its social responsibility towards local communities, recognizes that many South Africans still don’t know the South African Constitution and the rights and responsibilities contained within the Constitution, nor do they understand their Human Rights and how to access these rights. KISA is committed to provide information and advice on Constitutional & Human Rights Law issues and provide legal advice, assistance and referrals to access these rights.
    KISA forms partnerships with law firms that are able to take up cases of human rights concern.

    Requester KISA is kindly asking an assistant on following resources
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    The COMPANY Menzi Michael Qwabe is committed to become the number 1 model company to develop youth and community of KZN UMhlabuyalingana in South Africa we will happy to get your help on this request made by young people who very concerned about the growth and development of youth of SA
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