Disney Awards Funding to UF Butterfly & Sea Turtle Conservation Projects

The Disney Conservation Fund has awarded funding to two University of Florida research centers to continue conservation efforts for imperiled butterflies and sea turtles. The programs will receive $350,000 each, bringing the total of Disney’s support for UF conservation programs to nearly $5.2 million since 1995. “Saving some of the world’s most iconic species alongside... Continue Reading →

Disney’s Animal Care Team Earns AZA Accreditation for Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The parks are closed to guests-- but wildlife still needs to be cared for at Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge. Disney's Animal Care Team, which includes vets, nutritionists, conservationists and more, has earned accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation is the gold standard in animal care. Here's more about... Continue Reading →

Disney Conservation Fund Names 2018 Heroes; Awards $5 Million to Conservation Organizations

The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) has awarded more than $5 million in grants to support 76 organizations working to protect nature around the world. Of that $5M, $782,000 is going to seven Florida-based organizations for academic research, wildlife conservation and habitat restoration.  Among this year’s grant recipients is the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), which is working to... Continue Reading →

Disney Conservation Fund Announces 2018 Grants

The Disney Conservation Fund is issuing grants worth more than $8 million to help protect animals like condors in California, rhinos in Zambia and the critically endangered gibbons in Northern Vietnam. The DCF is dispersing the $8M between 80 nonprofit organizations this year as part of the company's "Reverse the Decline" initiative. The new mission... Continue Reading →

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