Hurricane Ian didn’t just displace and impact humans but also wildlife, habitats, and organizations that support them. To aid recovery efforts, the SeaWorld Conservation Fund has distributed emergency grants to 10 Florida zoological and wildlife rescue organizations that care for numerous species, including big cats, iguanas, lemurs, seabirds, sea turtles, wolves, and others.
Some of the grant recipients include the Naples Zoo, Zoological Disaster Rescue, Response and Recovery (ZDR3), the largest zoological response organization in the United States, and the Clinic of Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), a teaching hospital and education center dedicated to saving wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care and conservation.
These groups join a growing list of nearly 1,400 organizations across seven continents that we’ve helped support since 2003. To learn more about the SeaWorld Conservation Fund Hurricane Ian grants, read here.