Disney Conservation Fund Protects the Planet and Connects Families with Nature

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund was established in 1995 on Earth Day with a mission to protect the planet and connect kids with nature. The Fund also supports nonprofits that work to conserve wildlife and has provided $27 million in guest dollars and corporate support over the years.

The Disney Conservation Fund works to conserve wildlifeThe Disney Conservation Fund works to conserve wildlife

For every dollar a guest donates to the Disney Conservation Fund, The Walt Disney Company matches the amount and the funds go to nonprofit groups.

If you take the Wild Africa Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom, a portion of those funds also supports the Disney Conservation Fund.

The Walt Disney World Resort is also working on animal conservation with Dr. Anne Savage, conservation director for Disney's Animals, Science, and Environment (ASE) and James Mejeur, a zoological manager.

This team has partnered with the Purple Martin Conservation Association to help save the purple martin, a member of the swallow family. The Disney Conservation Fund has awarded grants to this conservation association and the birds are breeding at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Guests can see the purple martins in the Purple Martin Garden in Epcot where about 50 nest compartments are located.

What do you think about the work of The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund? Let us know in the comments.

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