Here at SEA LIFE we care deeply about our oceans, the creatures that live above and beneath the surface and those we are lucky enough to have in our care. We are experts in husbandry and will only keep creatures that we know will thrive in the displays we create for them.
We are active campaigners and activists, doing all we can to preserve the precious life that dwells in our oceans. As well as the practical breeding, homing, rescue and rehabilitation of ocean dwelling creatures we also petition governments, host conferences and help raise awareness of all kinds of important marine issues.
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SEA LIFE has the largest seahorse breeding program as well as stingrays endangered in the world.
We save hundreds of sick or injured porpoise, seals and turtles to return back to nature every year. Also, we are able to protect the beach from pollution through campaign to set up marine protected areas.
Designated as a Marine Life Ex-Situ Conservation Institution in 2011 by The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium is well known and respected for its conservation efforts including the rescue and release of sea turtles and other marine species. With the investment and rebranding, the all-new SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium will now embark on a new journey, dedicating its resources and efforts to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of the iconic finless porpoise whose numbers are constantly decreasing as a result of by-catches during regular fishing seasons. A joint project with the Cetacean Research Institute under Korea’s National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, the “Save the Finless Porpoise” program will become Korea’s clarion call to its efforts to change its Image from a whale-consuming nation to one that is concerned about the protection and conservation of cetaceans. And SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium will play a central role in managing this public image for the government while championing its own conservation objectives.
Working with others
We are proud to work alongside many important environmental groups. These include: Greenpeace, The Marine Conservation Society, The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, The Wildlife Trust, the Worldwide Fund for Nature, and the Cetacean Research Institute under Korea’s National Fisheries Research and Development Institute. We have financed vital field projects and have hosted exhibitions, fund-raising events and press conferences to help wildlife charities draw attention to particular marine conservation issues.
The SEA LIFE Marine Conservation Trust
These marine conservation initiatives generally fall into one of three areas – Breed, Rescue and Protect – and include:
- ▶ Running global breeding programs for thirteen species of endangered rays as well as the largest seahorse network in the world.
- ▶ Rescuing hundreds of sick and injured seals and turtles every year, rehabilitating them and whenever possible returning them to the wild, as well as our own Finless Porpoise.
- ▶ Campaigning for marine protected areas to be set up across the globe as well as taking direct action against pollution by organizing beach cleans across the globe.
Through our independent charity, The SEA LIFE Marine Conservation Trust, our guests make a huge contribution to marine conservation. Their support allows us to work with specialist organizations, individual experts, governments, business, and local communities on campaigns and activities that protect marine creatures and their environment across the globe.