| Partners & Sponsors Working with STC to Protect Sea Turtles
STC would like to thank the following businesses that have provided funding (either directly or through their corporate foundation), in-kind donations, or resources to support the conservation and education efforts of the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Contributions such as these help STC continue to provide this website, and other free educational materials and resources, to those who are interested in sea turtles and their conservation.
STC is an approved environmental group with 1% For The Planet. 1% For The Planet is an alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet. Their business members recognize a responsibility to and dependence on a healthy environment and donate at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental organizations worldwide. You can support STC, and be recognized as a member of 1% For The Planet!
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If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute to STC's efforts, please contact David Godfrey by e-mail or call him at (352) 373-6441.
Current Partners & Sponsors
Four Seasons Resort, Nevis, West Indies: Supporting STC through sponsorship of the Tour de Turtles, providing special Adopt-A-Turtle packets to their guests. The Four Seasons is also working with STC to produce sea turtle educational materials for Nevis. The Four 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. Visit Four Seasons Resort, Nevis.
Disney's Animal Program: Supporting STC through sponsorship of the Tour de Turtles, Disney's Animal Program promises excellence in animal care, public education efforts, and championing resources for both environmental and financial gain. Disney's Animal Programs department is one of the most respected in the world, being a proud partner in the Species Survival Plan, World Wildlife Conservation Fund, and has one of the most successful zoological breeding programs in the country. The program is located at Disney's Animal Kingdom® park, the Animal Programs team also has adjunct locations in Epcot and the Disney Wilderness Preserve. Visit Disney's Animal Program.
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund: Supporting STC through sponsorship of the Tour de Turtles, Disney Worldwide 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. Visit Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.
Disney's Vero Beach Resort: Supporting STC through sponsorship of the Tour de Turtles, 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. Visit Disney's Vero Beach Resort.
MeGotta: Supporting STC through a partnership in the Tour de Turtles, MeGotta offers a quick, simple and powerful collaboration platform with over 14 integrated Web 2.0 applications. A seamless, easy-to-use interface that encourages communication through video and photo sharing, blogging, forums, and much more, can be deployed within minutes. The company also provides an interactive, animation platform as a way to send fun messages and creative promotions. These tools are shared with good causes through the "MeGotta Care" mission to promote community, education, ecology and similar endeavors. Visit MeGotta.
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas: Supporting STC through sponsorship of the Tour de Turtles, Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination offers a variety of guest accommodations and 35 restaurants, bars and lounges to satisfy any palette. The focal point of the unique family entertainment experience at Atlantis is the 20 million gallons of fresh and salt-water pools and lagoons, amazing water adventures, cascading waterfalls, a marine habitat second only to Mother Nature with a remarkable, unparalleled assortment of exhibit lagoons and underwater formations - all located on a seemingly endless stretch of beach that has been called the most beautiful in the world. Visit Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Shark Reef Aquarium: Supporting STC through sponsoring the Tour de Turtles, Shark 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 of ways Shark Reef sets the example. Visit Shark Reef Aquarium.
Casa Tortuga: Supporting STC through sponsorship of the Tour de Turtles, Casa Tortuga, Inc. is a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting the protection of threatened and endangered sea turtles though programs that enhance awareness of the cultural significance of sea turtles and our impact on the environment relative to their survival. Casa Tortuga supports sea turtle conservation through education, community outreach, and collaboration with scientific groups. Casa Tortuga is currently involved in projects that protect sea turtles and their habitat in the United States, Mexico, Uruguay and Indonesia. Visit Casa Tortuga.
Grupo Vidanta: Grupo Vidanta was founded in 1974 and has evolved for more than 35 years into one of Mexico's leading developers of hotels and resorts, golf courses, vacation ownership, and tourism infrastructure, including Mexico's first privately built and owned international airport at Puerto Peñasco. For American travelers, Grupo Vidanta offers a choice of full-service luxury beach resorts in Mexico's finest beaches, under Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, Ocean Breeze, Sea Garden, Mayan Palace and The Grand Mayan brands. In the near future, new hospitality brands will include The Bliss and Mansions of the World. Grupo Vidanta's Mayan Island has built and sold over 2,000 second homes.
Naked Turtle Rum: The Naked Turtle is five times distilled using the pristine waters of the USVI and made with the finest sugarcane molasses. It's then bottled “naked,” never touching the inside of an oak barrel, which allows the delicious character of the rum to shine through. For obvious reasons, The Naked Turtle is a big fan of sea turtles. The Naked Turtle has partnered with the Florida-based Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) to raise awareness and protect sea turtles.
TurtleReef 3D: Turtle Reef 3D presents a slice of just 24 hours in the cycle of life on a coral reef. Featuring the Hawaiian Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), the film explores the reef to encounter its many inhabitants and learn what role they play in the ecosystem. The producers of Turtle Reef 3D contribute 5% of all distribution proceeds from the film to support Sea Turtle Conservancy.
WWF: Supporting STC through sponsorship of the Tour de Turtles, WWF Guianas is a program office that is a part of the WWF global network. They operate in the Guianas, with our head office located in Suriname. We have 2 satellite offices, one in Guyana and the other in French Guiana. Situated in the north-eastern part of South America, the area known as the Guianas is made up of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Guianas have their borders with Brazil and are part of the wider Amazon region. Visit WWF Guianas.
NOAA & DEP: Satellite tracking research and sea turtle watches funded in part by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Management Program, pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award NO. NA09NOS4190076. The opinions expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
These companies are giving back to turtles when you shop on their website!
Loggerhead Apparel (Check out using promo code: STC)
Galleon Photos (Mention STC when booking)
Blue Marlin License Frames
Lizard Key Designs
Photography and Artist
Special thanks to the following artists and photographers for allowing STC to use their images on our website and in our educational materials:
David Schrichte - email@example.com
Neil Ever Osborne - www.neileverosborne.com
Drawn by Dawn - www.drawnbydawn.com
fantaSeas by Karen Christopher - www.fantaseasbykc.com
Damien Share - www.facebook.com/DamienShareArt
Olga Suslova - www.olgasoo.com
Gloria Clifford - www.gloriaclifford.com