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!
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
My Green World: A wildlife and environmental organization, partnering with STC, that is dedicated to developing innovative and educational platforms to enhance the efforts of global activism. Stay tuned for the launch of their mobile game application, "Wild Earth". Visit: www.mygreenworld.org
pacsafe: Supporting STC through sponsorship of the Tour de Turtles, Outpac 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. Visit: www.pacsafe.com
TreadRight Foundation and Contiki: The TreadRight Foundation and Contiki, a travel company, are supporting STC through sponsorship of the 2014 Tour de Turtles and are providing support for STC's Research Assistant program at our field station in Tortuguero, Costa Rica.
Naked Turtle Rum: The Naked Turtle White Rum has partnered with the Florida-based Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) to raise awareness and protect sea turtles. The Naked Turtle White Rum has supported STC's darker shores project, as well as STC's leatherback satellite tracking program. Learn more about Naked Turtle White Rum.
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 Conservation Fund: Supporting STC through sponsorship of the Tour de Turtles. The Disney 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 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.
Sea World – Busch Gardens Conservation Fund: Helped enable STC to launch a new, long-term leatherback turtle research and protection project at Soropta Beach, Panama. The Sea World – Busch Gardens Conservation Fund provides resources for a wide variety of conservation programs worldwide that aligned with four key areas: animal rescue and rehabilitation, conservation education, habitat protection, and species research, with specific conservation priorities within these areas. Visit Sea World – Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.
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.
Ripley's Aquariums: Supporting STC through sponsoring the Tour de Turtles, 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.Visit Ripley's Aquariums.
Tampa Bay Green Consortium: Supporting STC through sponsoring the Tour de Turtles, the Tampa Bay Green Consortium provides the guidance, resources, and tools to help increase environmental awareness within the community to promote the sharing of knowledge and resources needed for environment development and projects focusing on key priorities: ocean conservation, aquatic health, and environmental stewardship. We promote a conservation culture within Tampa Bay, encouraging more sustainable choices and producing a net positive outcome for nature and the participating partners for future of life, both human and animal in our beloved Tampa Bay community. Visit Tampa Bay Green Consortium.
Turtle & Hughes, Inc.: Supporting STC through sponsoring the Tour de Turtles, Turtle & Hughes, Inc., established in 1923, is a fourth generation family-owned business and one of the nation's largest electrical and industrial distributors. Based in Linden, NJ, it serves the industrial, commercial, utility, integrated supply and contractor markets from 17 locations nationwide. With sales exceeding $500 million and over 700 employees, it is a significant force in the engineering and procurement of power distribution, automation, communications, lighting and energy projects, as well as an emerging force in the integrated supply arena. Visit Turtle & Hughes, Inc..
RenaissanceRe: Supporting STC through sponsoring the Tour de Turtles, RenaissanceRe is a global provider of property catastrophe and specialty reinsurance, as well as insurance. Founded in Bermuda in 1993, we are now one of the world´s largest and most successful reinsurers of natural and man-made catastrophes. RenaissanceRe created the RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation to support advanced scientific research in natural catastrophes, the development of risk mitigation and adaptive techniques to safeguard communities, efforts that reduce the economic turmoil following disasters, and organizations that preserve coastal and other risk-exposed habitats. The Foundation promotes education, preparation, adaptation and mitigation of catastrophic risks through a number of activities. Visit RenaissanceRe.
Billion Baby Turtles: Billion Baby Turtles is a program to raise funds for community-based sea turtle nesting beach conservation projects around the world. To date we have saved more than 100,000 hatchlings across Latin America! Billion Baby Turtles is an initiative of SEE Turtles & SEEtheWILD, projects of The Ocean Foundation. Learn more about Billion Baby Turtles.
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.
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.
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!
DivinityLA Bracelets: The Sea Turtle ($1 from each bracelet is donated to STC)
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:
Alexa Caskey - www.AlexasMakinWaves.com