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[20 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Presented With Award

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) was presented with the Conservationist of the Year award by the Florida Wildlife Federation.
Manley K. Fuller, Florida Wildlife Federation president, said DWCF earned the award because “of the very generous grants and remarkable efforts provided worldwide and in Florida by the fund for conservation projects, endangered species protection and for excellent research in the field of conservation.”
In Florida alone, DWCF has given almost $4 million to various programs and organizations to help preserve and protect Florida wildlife and habitats. To learn …

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[11 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disneynature’s ‘See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees’ Conservation Program Makes Big Impact

Disneynature in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) have announced the impact of Disneynature’s “See ‘Chimpanzee’, Save Chimpanzees” conservation program. During the first two weeks after the film debuted, Disneynature made a donation to JGI via the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for every moviegoer who attended the film.
Because of this donation, JGI will be able to protect about 202 square miles of chimpanzee habitat in Tchimpounga Nature Reserve in the Republic of Congo. JGI will also be able to raise more awareness about the importance of protecting chimpanzees, reaching …

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[3 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Gives $100,000 Grant to Environmental Group

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has given a $100,000 grant to The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future Program (LEAF.)
Says Dr. Beth Stevens, senior vice president of Corporate Citizenship, Environment & Conservation at Disney:
At Disney, kids and conservation are important to who we are as a company. We have great confidence that the LEAF program will continue this commitment into the future. We know that the experiences they are helping to create for kids in nature are critical to inspiring the next generation of …

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[18 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Play Disney’s ‘Where’s My Water’ to Help Protect Fresh Water Sources

As part of the Every Duck Counts Campaign, Disney Friends for Change and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund are joining together to donate $50,000 to Conservation International in support of their freshwater efforts.
In order to raise awareness of this important cause, Disney is encouraging people to play either the mobile or online version of Disney’s game, “Where’s My Water?” and collect as many ducks as they can within the game to raise awareness about the importance of clean, fresh water.
From now until the end of February, every user that plays …

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[27 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Disneynature Announces “See ‘Chimpanzee’, Save Chimpanzees” Initiative with Jane Goodall Institute

This week, Disneynature announced a new partnership that will allow audience members to give back to and support the animals they observe onscreen. To celebrate the release of Disneynature’s newest film, Chimpanzee, this April, Disney has joined forces with the Jane Goodall Institute for the “See Chimpanzee, Save Chimpanzees” program. For the film’s opening week in theaters (April 20-26, 2012), Disney will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute for every moviegoer who attends a screening of the film. The donations, which will be made through the Disney Worldwide …

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[10 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Launches New Google Earth Site

For the past sixteen years, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has helped to protect wildlife and their natural habitats. Now, supporters of the fund can learn more about the DWCF’s projects in a whole new way, as Disney launched a Google Earth site for the fund.
The site enables users to take a virtual tour through the projects that DWCF is helping to fund around the world. Using the site, viewers can “visit” locations such as Nepal, to discover ways that scientists are fighting against a decrease in the vulture …

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[30 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Support the Planet with New Stamps from Disney and Gowalla

Disney and web-based location service Gowalla have teamed up once again to bring you two new digital stamps that allow you to show your support for a better planet.
By using your smartphone to check in at one of seven Walt Disney World Resortlocations, you can show that you’re a Conservation Hero and earn a green stamp on Gowalla for your effort. Plus, if you stop by a concession stand or merchandise shop near your check-in location and make a donation to Disney Worldwide Conversation Fund, you can get an actual …

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[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘African Cats’ Integrated into Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Earth Day Event

This year, Disney’s Animal Kingdom park will integrate Disneynature’s upcoming film, African Cats, into their annual Earth Day event. The theme this year is Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet.
In order to raise awareness and bring African Cats to life, the Animal Kingdom park will be offering a host of activities and special educational opportunities that feature lions, cheetahs, and how scientists research these wild animals.
For example, inside the Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, guests will be able to participate in “Be a Big Cat Researcher” activities …

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[7 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disneynature’s New Film ‘African Cats’ to be Released on Earth Day

Disneynature has been releasing documentaries on Earth Day for the last several years, and their upcoming film African Cats promises to be just as exciting as their previous releases. The film will launch April 22, 2011 and features the awe-inspiring story of Mara, a lion cub; Sita, a fearless cheetah and mother of five newborns; and Fang, the leader of the pride who will stop at nothing to protect his family from a banished lion.
The film truly seems like a real-life version of The Lion King, and is directed by …

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[1 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World to Celebrate “Vulture Awareness Day”

Vultures are often overlooked in the animal kingdom but ecologists, animal experts, & conservationists are the first to point out what an extremely important role they play; they’re “nature’s clean-up crew.” Helping to keep the earth cleaner & disease free, vultures are unfortunately dwindling in numbers due to loss of habitat, electrocution on power lines, declining food sources, and poisoning of food carcasses. Global vulture populations have declined by more than 50% over the past 15 years.
Disney’s Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has been working to help vultures thrive since …