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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
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
December 3, 2012

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Honors Conservation Heroes

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

Today, we’re proud to announce this year’s “Disney Conservation Hero” award recipients.

Each year, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) recognizes individuals who work tirelessly to save wildlife, protect habitats and educate communities. The eight-year-old program has honored nearly 70 people since it began.

Honorees are nominated by DWCF-supported nonprofit organizations and receive a $1,000 award to share with the organization. Meet this year’s heroes: