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January 21, 2015

Disney Employees Help Sea Turtles Return to Their Natural Habitat

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Recently, Disney Animal Programs cast members from Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends helped with the rescue of several cold-stunned Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles from Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts. The turtles were just some of many that were rescued from the Northeastern cold snap this past fall, which left hundreds of the cold-blooded animals lethargic and immobilized. Since the turtles’ arrival last month, they have been sharing the backstage space at The Seas with Nemo & Friends where cast members conducted daily checks to keep an eye on the turtles’ progression and rehabilitation. The process to warm, rehabilitate and help the turtles regain their strength took several weeks, but success was achieved.
November 5, 2014

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Names 2014 Conservation Heroes

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Protecting diamondback terrapin turtles in New Jersey. Leading a coral restoration program in the Caribbean. Conserving fruit bats in Madagascar. Sound like pretty interesting careers, right? Many people around the world have an unwavering passion and interest in protecting nature and its precious wildlife. Every year, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) proudly honors these special individuals who dedicate their lives to preserving endangered species and wild places. Today, DWCF announced this year’s 19 Conservation Heroes, each of whom will receive a medal and a $1,500 award to share with the nonprofit organization that nominated them.
Topics: Citizenship
September 10, 2014

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Announces 2014 Grant Recipients and Surpasses $25 Million Giving Milestone

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Connecting kids and families with nature not only provides an opportunity for discovery and learning, it also ignites their imaginations so they can develop lifelong conservation values—a quality that’s essential to creating a brighter tomorrow. That’s why the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) is such a special initiative. For nearly two decades, the granting program has supported projects that protect wildlife and bring people closer to the natural world we share. DWCF reached another milestone today as it named its 2014 conservation grant recipients, surpassing the $25 million mark in grants to date. The 141 organizations were selected based upon their efforts to study wildlife, protect habitats and develop community conservation and education programs in critical ecosystems.
April 30, 2014

Disney and National Park Foundation Collaborate to Support Parks Across the United States

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Today may be the last day of April, but we’ll continue to celebrate and protect our planet beyond Earth Month here at Disney. As we wrap up this series on Disney Post, we thought it would be fun to give you an overview of the work we do with the National Park Foundation. For several years, Disney has collaborated with the organization to support parks across the country and the wildlife that call them “home.” We spoke to National Park Foundation President and CEO Neil Mulholland about our most recent project, "Bears," and how Disney has helped make a difference for national parks in the United States.
April 18, 2014

Disneynature's 'Bears' Roars into Theaters Today

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
From 1948–1960, Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking and produced 13 True Life Adventure films, earning eight Academy Awards. In 2008, The Walt Disney Studios relaunched the tradition of bringing wildlife stories to audiences with Disneynature, the studio’s first new film label in more than 60 years.
April 2, 2014

Disney Celebrates Earth Month

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Yesterday marked the beginning of Earth Month, and it’s a special time for all of us at Disney—and even around the world—as we are reminded of how we can join together and care for the world we share.
August 13, 2013

Disney Conservation Heroes Honored for Efforts to Protect Wildlife and Habitats

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Dedicated people around the world make strides every day to protect our planet. They commit their lives to conservation and share their passion with their communities.

Today, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is recognizing 14 of these inspiring individuals with this year’s Disney Conservation Hero award. Each recipient was nominated by a nonprofit and will share a $1,500 award with their nominating organization. Since 2004, Disney has honored 85 leaders. Meet this year’s heroes!

Topics: Citizenship
April 29, 2013

Did You Know? Fast Facts: Disney Helps Connect Kids to Nature

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
Check out the third and final video in our "Did You Know?" series. In this video, Park Ranger Julie Fonseca de Borges shares insight into the National Park Foundation’s “Ticket to Ride” program, which helps students explore the outdoors by providing transportation to national parks around the country.
April 22, 2013

Did You Know? Fast Facts: Disneynature Conservation Efforts

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company
Happy Earth Day! Check out the second video in our “Did You Know?” series. Today, the team at Disneynature shares how they partner with the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to provide support to conservation programs around the globe!