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Breed, Rescue, Protect

SEA LIFE Sydney's Conservation Pillars

Conservation at our core

We are committed to protecting Australia's unique aquatic animals and their habitats.

We established our ethos BREED, RESCUE, PROTECT we have established breeding programs to better understand species, from Undulate Rays to Coral Propagation. 

We aim to inspire our visitors to care as much as we do and help raise awareness of the critical importance of our oceans.

After all, we only get one planet!

Read below some of our initiatives and current projects.

Seahose Hotels Video Tile

BREED

  • Establishing breeding programs to help endangered or threatened species
  • Learning from the species in our care to gain a better understanding of their relatives in the wild.

White's Seahorse Breeding Program

In 2019 we established the first White's Seahorse breeding program. Find out more about the progress of the breeding program here

Em B Turtle Video

RESCUE

  • Nurse sick and injured sea creatures in our animal rescue centre 
  • Rehabilitate and release creatures back into the wild 
  • Help relocate sea animals stuck or stranded in unsafe conditionS

Turtle Rescue

In 2018 our team helped rescue, rehabilitate and release Matilda the Green Sea Turtle after she was found washed up on a beach in Sydney in a critical condition. In 2021 the team continue to rescue and rehabilitate turtles found stranded or injured in the wild. 

Sea Bin

PROTECT

  • Campaign to protect environments and animals 
  • Take direct action to preserve key habitats

Installed a sea bin

In 2019 we installed our first Sea Bin into Darling Harbour, to collect and remove waste from our waters. More sea bins are planned to be installed in the coming months.