The Disney Conservation Fund celebrates its 20 year anniversary with a 10 year commitment to protect the planet through its Reverse the Decline, Increase the Time initiative. The initiative builds upon DCF’s 2012 commitment to connect 35 millions kids with nature by 2015.
The Disney Conservation Fund released a video highlighting the two focal points of the upcoming project:
There are two focal points to the initiative. The first is to develop strategies to reverse the decline of 10 endangered species including: big cats, butterflies, coral reefs, elephants, great apes, migratory birds, monkeys, rhinos, sea turtles, sharks and rays. Disney Conservation Fund will aim to accomplish this by providing grants, working with leading nonprofits, and engaging Disney employees and Cast Members to develop strategies to protect the natural habitats of these species and raise awareness through global educational and conservation focused programs.
The second part of the initiative will aim to connect children and families with nature and to inspire a lifelong commitment to care about their planet. Disney will aim to accomplish this through collaborating with agencies such as the 4-H, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots, National Park Foundation, and the National Wildlife Foundation to make sure that nature inspired events, educational activities and resources are available to a greater number of children, families and educators.
Over the past 20 years Disney Conservation Fund has been responsible for providing $40 million in funding to over 114 conservation-focused non profit organizations throughout the world. More information about the Disney Conversation Fund can be found by following their Facebook page.
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