CARRYING FORWARD A CONSERVATION LEGACY - As I look back over the past seventy years, I think its fair to say that there is no institution anywhere that has had more of an impact onour love of nature than Disney. The nature theme has been core to the corporation and has resulted in a large number of programs and films produced by the company. However, perhaps the most significant development from the perspective of conservation was the creation of the Disney Conservation Fund, which is now celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. I look forward to even greater conservation endeavors by Disney in the future, in keeping with the tradition and the great vision that Walt himself provided.Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D. Chief Conservation Officer, Global Wildlife Conservation andChair, IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group opposite:Poster for Seal Island, 1948.