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[13 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Grant Recipients Announced

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has just announced the recipients for their 2014 grant program.
The DWCF chose 141 organizations based on their efforts to study wildlife, protect habitats, and develop community conservation and education programs. These grants also take the DWCF over the $25 million mark for grants to date.
Some of the organizations chosen as grant recipients this year include: African People & Wildlife Fund’s Maasai Steppe Big Cats Conservation which works to mitigate livestock-lion conflicts; the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Sharing Space with China’s Elephants which engages …

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[16 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Guests can Celebrate World Turtle Day on May 20 at Animal Kingdom and Epcot

Disney’s Animal Kingdom and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot are set to celebrate World Turtle Day on May 20.
At Rafiki’s Planet Watch guests might have a chance to see a turtle getting a veterinary exam and they can try on a replica of a turtle shell in addition to learning about the turtles and tortoises that call Animal Kingdom home.
Cast members at the Animal Kingdom will also be discussing how they help the turtles and tortoises found on the conservation land at the Walt Disney World Resort.
In …

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[20 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disneynature’s ‘Bears’ Roars Into Theaters Just in Time for Earth Day 2014

The latest Disneynature film, Bears, is now open in theaters nationwide just in time for Tuesday’s Earth Day celebration.
The film follows in the cinematic footsteps of other Disneynature films including Oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee.
Bears is narrated by John C. Reilly (Wreck-It-Ralph) and follows a bear family for one year as two young cubs (Scout and Amber) learn how to survive in the rugged wilderness of Alaska with their mother, Sky.
The film is co-directed by Keith Scholey, a British zoologist and wildlife photographer who also co-directed African Cats for Disneynature.
“The …

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[18 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Seas with Nemo & Friends Earns Reaccreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends was recently granted accreditation again by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
According to the AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy, “The Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredits only those aquariums and zoos that meet the highest standards. As a leader in wildlife conservation and animal care, inspiring millions of visitors each year, The Seas is ranked among the best aquariums in the world.”
The accreditation process must be repeated every five years and includes an application and a an on-site inspection by trained …

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[15 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Party for the Planet Planned for April 22 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is once again hosting a Party for the Planet on Earth Day – April 22 this year.
Guests visiting the park on Earth Day will have a chance to discover how to make their backyards wildlife friendly and learn how to connect with and conserve wildlife and nature.
At the front of the Animal Kingdom guest can stop by a display that features wildlife friendly backyard habitats and they can pick up a Party for the Planet postcard.
At Rafiki’s Planet Watch families can play a game to learn how …

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[30 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Cast Members and Families Participate in 4th Annual Holiday Bird Count

Last weekend, Walt Disney World cast members and their families took part in the 4th Annual Walt Disney World Resort Holiday Bird Count.
During the bird count guests were able to join in for the first time during Magical Moments. At Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Art of Animation Resort guests had a chance to count hooded mergansers in a pond between the resorts, in addition to blue herons, tri-colored herons, snowy egrets, and more.
The bird count was guided by Disney’s Animal Programs bird experts and more than 24,000 birds were …

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[10 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Special Events at Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Connect Families with Nature

Two special events are planned for this month at Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, each giving guests a chance to learn more about sea turtles and other endangered species.
The Seas with Nemo and Friends is celebrating Endangered Species Day on May 18 with a focus on sea turtles, manatees, and coral reefs. Then, on May 23, The Seas with Nemo and Friends and the Animal Kingdom are celebrating World Turtle Day.
Guests who visit The Seas on Endangered Species Day will discover how to keep waterways safe for manatees and will …

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[18 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Donates $250,000 for Disaster Relief for Pets

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Disney has aided in the hurricane relief effort through corporate donations and persuading others to donate through ABC’s Day of Giving. Now, Disney has given another disaster relief donation, this time to help the hurricane’s animal victims. This week, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund donated $250,000 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which will help to rescue animals from disasters and help IFAW and its partners prepare their personnel for emergencies.
“After a devastating storm like Hurricane Sandy, communities are faced with a shortage of …

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[28 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Awards Conservation Grant to Wetlands Institute

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has awarded a grant to The Jersey Shore Terrapin Conservation Project, a program through the Wetlands Institute. This project is designed to monitor human impact on diamondback terrapins and help reduce the impact through various conservation measures.
Dr. Lenore Tedesco, Wetlands Institute executive director, says:
We are delighted to be working with DWCF to expand our work to reduce terrapin mortality due to human impacts in our community.  These programs provide the community with opportunities to participate in meaningful and impactful conservation efforts.
Within the year ahead, Wetlands Institute …

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[16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Honors Walt Disney’s Legacy of Environmental Conservation

While Disney’s new Art of Animation Resort delves deep into the stories of some beloved Disney characters, it is also a testament to Walt Disney’s legacy of protecting the environment. There are many environmental enhancements that were added to the resort, including:

The opportunity for guests to contribute to Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
Energy saving LED lighting in the Ink & Paint Shop, as well as other areas of the resort
Reusable plates and utensils in the Landscape of Flavors Food Court
Recycle bins in many key public areas of the resort, as well …