The long standing tradition of IMATA Giving Back continues in Portugal. IMATA requests Aquariums and Zoos to donate items to be raffled or bid on in auction at its Annual Conference. Raffles are held at least once daily and proceeds raised from these events have been donated to organizations in need that address IMATA's mission. Previous recipients include the Marine Mammal Care Center, the Kolmarden Foundation’s wolf project, a manatee rehabilitation partnership, a hurricane relief fund, the Pacific Marine Life Foundation, the UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Program, the Little Yellow School House, and Zoo to You.
This year, IMATA will offer all proceeds obtained from the IMATA Conference auction will be forwarded to IMATA's Research Grant and Conservation Fund Award. These programs provide financial support for efforts that focus on conservation-related issues and that promote communication, professionalism, and cooperation among those who serve marine mammal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation and education.
We need your help! Dig deep! Ask Big! Park passes, excursions, interactions vouchers, t-shirts, jackets, water bottles, beach towels, hats, books, bubblegum?!? If you are a return donor, thank you for your continued support. If this is your first time considering a donation I encourage you to do so! It’s quite rewarding to hear about funds you have helped raised for a worthy cause.
Please find a way to get your donations to the raffle table located near registration and …THANK YOU for your support!
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