Sea Turtle Conservancy

Sea Turtle ConservancyIt is the mission of the Sea Turtle Conservancy, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific through research, education, training, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend. STC is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization based in Florida with offices and projects in several other locations. STC is the oldest sea turtle organization in the world. Since its founding in 1959, STC’s work has greatly improved the survival outlook for several species of sea turtles

Sea Turtle Sponsors

Disney’s Animal Programs

Disney's Animal ProgramsDisney's Animal Programs is committed to delivering uncompromising excellence in animal care. Our Animal Programs team participates in cooperative breeding programs with other zoological facilities, works directly in field conservation, provides animal experiences at our theme parks, and offers tours and education programs. Through these activities, we create magical memories for our guests, while also making a difference for conservation around the world. Every year Disney supports cast members in developing and participating in local, national and international field conservation programs to study and protect wildlife. One ongoing project takes place on our own Florida beaches, where Disney's Sea Turtle Conservation Program conducts daily sea turtle nest surveys and conservation research to ensure the long-time protection and survival of nesting sea turtles.

Disney Vero Beach Resort

Disney's Vero Beach ResortIt’s not just a Disney Vacation, it’s a lifetime of vacation memories. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is one part of the Disney Vacation Club. The Resort offers an alluring beach vacation on the Atlantic treasure coast for the perfect family holiday. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort offers incredible Disney service: sing-along campfires, tennis courts, backboards, wine tasting, craft making, and even pin trading. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort guests can experience lessons in surfing, snorkeling, fishing, jungle trial bike adventures, and sand casting. Your entire family will find something to get them into the spirit of the Sunshine State.

Disney Conservation Fund

Disney Conservation FundDisney Conservation Fund enables nonprofit organizations to provide support for more than 45 species across the globe-from protecting the critically endangered Sumatran rhino in Indonesia, to tracking northern jaguars in the foothills of Mexico, to studying the threats of the endangered green sea turtle.

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Four Seasons Resort NevisFour Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. The company’s guiding principle is the Golden Rule, and as such Four Seasons strives to have a long-lasting, positive influence on the communities where we operate and on the people we employ and serve around the world. We believe that this is integral to our success as a company. Four Seasons involves employees and guests in the common goal of preserving and protecting the planet. We engage in sustainable practices that conserve natural resources and reduce environmental impact. As importantly, sustainable tourism will enhance and protect the destinations where Four Seasons operates for generations to come.

Atlantis, Paradise Island

Atlantis, Paradise IslandAtlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and seawater lagoons, pools, and habitats. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Atlantis supports multiple Bahamian and Caribbean marine conservation programs through the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation and has helped preserve over one million acres of marine habitat in The Bahamas. Learn more at www.BlueProjectAtlantis.org.


pacsafeOutpac Designs Limited, the makers of pacsafe, was established in 1998 by two Australian friends who traveled all over the world. Their own experiences and those of the travelers they met convinced them of the need for secure travel gear. From there, the eXomesh anti-theft technology was born, which formed the award-winning Pacsafe anti-theft backpack protector, complete with turtle logo.

The Turtle Hospital

The Turtle HospitalThe Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and clean for sea turtles.

Sea Life Trust

Sea Life Trust Through our partnership with the global SEA LIFE Aquarium chain, we are able to reach, and inspire, a huge audience who are being given a glimpse of our amazing marine life. Our vision is of a world where our oceans are healthy, properly protected and full of diverse life and we run inspiring conservation campaigns and fund projects and education programmes that champion the need for plastic-free oceans, sustainable fishing, effective Marine Protected Areas and the protection of marine life. A key element of our work in partnership with SEA LIFE is supporting sea turtle rescue and tagging initiatives across the world. Together with the team from SEA LIFE Orlando, we're proud to be part of the Tour de Turtle this year!

Ripley’s Aquariums

Ripleys AquariumsFor more than 90 years, Ripley’s Entertainment, Inc. has entertained visitors around the world, with more than 90 attractions in 10 countries. Ripley’s Entertainment’s three aquariums in Myrtle Beach, SC, Gatlinburg, TN, and Toronto, Canada have educated millions of visitors. In the next decade, Ripley’s plans to open more aquariums in tourist markets throughout North America and the world.

New England Cord Blood Bank

New England Cord Blood BankFounded in 1995 by John and Catherine Rizza, New England Cord Blood Bank has been at the forefront of high quality stem cell banking, while promoting public awareness and education in all areas of the science. Today, second generation owners Joseph and Marie Rizza carry on that tradition of excellence and bring with this sponsorship their lifelong passion for sea turtles and marine life preservation.


DivinityLADivinityLA specializes in creating bracelets of semi-precious gem stones that hold a unique purpose beyond everyday jewelry. Products are handmade in Los Angeles, CA with utmost care and each offer their own distinct qualities to benefit the wearer. Most importantly, DivinityLA donates a portion of each sale to carefully selected foundations whose interests align with their mission and support the values associated with their merchandise. They proudly offer products that embody exceptional standards for quality, function, and personality. Beyond the jewelry, DivinityLA aims to convey a significance that will inspire customers to continue the legacy and be positive assets to the world.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine AquariumClearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working marine rescue center dedicated to inspiring the human spirit through leadership in education, research, rescue, rehabilitation and release. CMA is home to rescued dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks and more. CMA educates young people on the preservation and conservation of our animals and environment. CMA collaborates on scientific research to better understand animal behavior, illness, treatment and the prevention of animal decline. CMA protects the growth of the endangered sea turtle population by guarding a 26-mile stretch of beach within Pinellas County. CMA rescues and rehabilitates injured and ill animals with the aim of releasing them back into their natural habitat.

Patel College of Global Sustainability

Patel College of Global SustainabilityThe mission of the Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) is to foster sustainable communities and environments through collaborative, education, research and community involvement. PCGS provides the tools to help communities reduce their ecological footprint while improving their form and function to make them healthier, more livable and resilient through a Master of Global Sustainability Program. PCGS students participate in internships in more than 70 countries that provide real world field experience. PCGS faculty is comprised of internationally recognized teachers, researchers, and scholars.

Cuba Marine Research and Conservation Program

Cuba Marine Research and Conservation ProgramProTortugas Peninsula de GuanacabibesThe Cuba Marine Research and Conservation Program's (CubaMar) mission is to: build sound scientific collaboration between Cuba, the United States and neighboring countries that share marine resources; establish locally-supported marine research and conservation programs; contribute to the scientific understanding of the region's natural resources; conserve Cuba's marine ecosystems; and empower the next generation of Cuban marine scientists. ProTortugas Peninsula de Guanacabibes is the group monitoring the beach at Guanacabibes National Park.

Shark Reef Aquarium

Shark Reef AquariumShark Reef is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of animal care, to providing its visitors with an entertaining and educational experience, and to the practice of meaningful research and conservation initiatives. Several initiatives are taken by Shark Reef to encourage the message of conservation and preservation. Recycling facility water and implementing imitation coral into exhibits to preserve natural resources are just two ways Shark Reef sets the example.

Research Partners

University of Central Florida Sea Turtle Research Program

University of Central Florida Sea Turtle Research ProgramThe Marine Turtle Research Group is a group of UCF professional scientists and student volunteers dedicated to undertaking fundamental and applied research on marine turtles whilst supporting local capacity building and environmental awareness efforts necessary for successful conservation. Led by biology professor Llew Ehrhart, the group of UCF graduate and undergraduate students study sea turtles along the Atlantic shores as the females return to the beach to nest and juvenile green turtles gather in the nearby Indian River Lagoon.

Nevis Turtle Group

Nevis Turtle GroupThe Nevis Turtle Group (NTG) is dedicated to the development of a Sea Turtle Conservation Program for Nevis that involves local communities, and ensures that sea turtles will be there for the use of present and future generations. NTG was formed in 2003 by Lemuel Pemberton. Once formed, NTG gathered together a number of concerned volunteers to help monitoring the nesting beaches on Nevis. NTG volunteers work at night on beaches around Nevis to tag sea turtles and collect information about the nesting and movement of Nevis’ sea turtles. Additional information, such as levels of nest predation and poaching are collected during morning surveys. NTG also gives presentations about sea turtles at lcoal schools and works to involve children in sea turtle related activities.

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