Support STC: Partners & Sponsors Working 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.
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.
If you are interested in forming a Partnership with STC, please fill out a Partnership Proposal Form and email the completed form to Lexie Beach.
Current Partners & Sponsors
: Swiss watchmaker, CERTINA, is the official timepiece of the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Certina’s connection with the turtle emblem goes back decades following the introduction, in 1959, of its acclaimed DS Concept protection system – the same year as the founding of the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Certina provides annual financial support to STC, sponsors turtles in the Tour de Turtles, provides high-quality and durable timepieces to STC staff and recently released a Special Edition Sea Turtle Conservancy Dive Watch. The company also is helping raise awareness about STC’s work around the world. Learn more about Certina
tarte’s founder set out to create a line of cosmetics that would prove glamour can be good for you by pioneering the use of high-performance naturals. Today, tarte is a leader in healthy, eco-chic beauty, offering cruelty-free cosmetics infused with skinvigorating ingredients like superfruit and plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other naturally-derived ingredients. But it’s not just about what’s in our powerful formulas; it’s what’s not in them that really sets us apart! All of our products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances and gluten, just to name a few. Discover their cruelty-free and eco-friendly makeup at www.tartecosmetics.com
Pura Vida Bracelets:
In the summer of 2010, while traveling through Costa Rica, Griffin and Paul crossed paths with two bracelet artisans named Jorge and Joaquin. Griffin and Paul partnered with Jorge and Joaquin in hopes of spreading the “pura vida” spirit with others. In the early days, they were only selling a few bracelets a week. Today, the bracelets are worn by millions of people around the world and their artisan community has expanded from Costa Rica to El Salvador, India, and more. Now 350+ artisans can depend on steady income in positive working environments, thanks to the support of Pura Vida Bracelets customers. The bracelets continue to serve as a tangible reminder to slow down and live in the moment.
Wildlife Collections: Wildlife Collections was created after an idea was sparked from a simple question – how can we help? Growing up together in North Carolina, two best friends since elementary school attended college in Wilmington, NC, where they both became exposed to the ocean and the abundance of wonderful life that lives in it. However, they also realized how detrimental mankind can be to our beautiful environment. From plastic, development, entertainment, and toxic pollution, they decided that it was time to figure out how to help. They achieved this by selling wildlife related products, including their very popular bracelets, and donating 10% of the profits to various wildlife and marine organizations. www.thewildlifecollections.com
honu: honu designs and makes ocean-inspired jewelry and accessories in the UK, and every purchase from their website helps save sea turtles! Honu is the Hawaiian name for the beautiful green sea turtles often spotted swimming in the shallows of the Pacific– off the shores of the Hawaiian Islands. That is where honu’s founders had their first encounter with this beautiful species and was inspired to create honu in 2017. honu partnered with the Sea Turtle Conservancy and donates 10% of profits to support STC’s work. Since they launched in 2017, they have donated more than $40,000 to this important cause. www.shophonu.com
World Nomads: World Nomads assists independent and adventurous travelers to get the most from their travel experiences and explore their boundaries. Stay safe on the road with global travel insurance and the latest travel safety tips, plan your trip with insider destination guides and recommendations from other nomads, explore your passion for storytelling on a travel scholarship and give back to the places you love through our Footprints charity program.
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 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. 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. Visit Four Seasons Resort, Nevis.
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
Disney’s Animal’s, Science and Environment
: Supporting STC through sponsorship of the Tour de Turtles,
Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment is committed to delivering uncompromising excellence in animal care. Their team participates in cooperative breeding programs with other zoological facilities, works directly in field conservation, provides animal experiences at their theme parks, and offers tours and education programs. 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 Vero Beach, 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 Conservation Fund
: 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
The Greene Turtle:
The Greene Turtle is more than a sports bar and grille. They believe in being a community hangout for all ages, that serves great food &
drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere built on the excitement & unity of sports. The Greene Turtle has been a local hangout since 1976 when they opened their first location in Ocean City, Maryland. They’ve come a long way since then, spreading love for food, sports & community across Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, with plans to continue growth throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Visit The Greene Turtle.
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
: 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
: gimMe Snacks is a family-owned company on a mission to bring globally inspired, delicious and nutritious roasted seaweed superfood snacks to the lunch box
es, desk drawers, and pantries of people everywhere. From their seaweed Thins to full sized Nori sheets they have a power packed snack for every occasion. gimMe is more nutrient dense than any land vegetable (yes, it’s a vegetable!) and is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and protein. And best of all, gimMe is an eco-conscious choice. The entire product line is made with premium USDA Certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified seaweed sustainably cultivated and harvested in South Korea. Visit gimMe Snacks.
America’s most-trusted outboard-powered
fiberglass boat brand since 1983, Carolina Skiff donated a new research vessel to STC in 2019. But not just any boat– STC now has a 2590 DLX Extra Wide with a custom-made side entry door that allows for easy water line pickup and release of the turtles. www.carolinaskiff.com
Oceans Lending, THE Real Estate Mortgage Company, has proudly joined the list of amazing partners that support the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Oceans Lending strives to be more than a mortgage company. They are an environmentally-conscious company that understands the needs of their clients while also recognizing the needs of our planet. Oceans Lending knows its clients come to them for assistance to purchase or refinance a home, but Earth is where we all live. In supporting the Sea Turtle Conservancy, Oceans Lending helps raise awareness through links to STC on its website and by adopting sea turtles on behalf of their clients. For every client that closes on a loan, STC sends a personalized sea turtle adoption kit with information about the turtle adopted in their name by Oceans Lending. Oceans Lending is a full service brokerage company serving both residential and commercial real estate needs. Oceans Lending and Sea Turtle Conservancy are helping protect sea turtles and addressing the needs of our Oceans one mortgage at a time. www.oceanslending.com
Check out the companies that are giving back to turtles when you shop!
Julie Vos: Donates 5% revenue from their new Turtle Collection!
2% of all Indo Board Sea Turtle Original Balance Board sales donated to STC
STC receives $7 from each STC limited-edition straw sold
– 10% donated from their Sea Turtle Conservancy line of products
Northwest Florida Brewery Passport / UKT Entertainment, LLC
– The Northwest Florida Brewery Passport is a collaboration between 20 breweries along the Emerald Coast, consisting of special offers, discounts or a free beer at each of their breweries. It is essentially a coupon book for grownups! $1 from every Brewery Passport purchased is donated to STC. Created by UKT Entertainment LLC based out of Pensacola, FL, the NFBP is a tribute to all our local breweries, encouraging beer lovers to go explore what our little corner of the gulf has to offer. To see a list of participating breweries and purchase your passport visit UKTentertainment.org.
FLOAT (For Love Of All Things) – FLOAT’s focus is on creating awareness & funding for the world’s best nonprofits that are working to protect animals and our environment. They believe in their partner’s missions to end animal suffering worldwide and support their efforts to move the rest of the world to follow. www.float.org
Zero Waste Society – 5% of profits donated to STC
Island Hoppers Art
Shark Bitten – 5% donated from the sale of turtle items
Photography and Artists
Special thanks to the following artists and photographers for allowing STC to use their images on our website and in our educational materials: