Entries from Disney and Florida Attractions News Blog tagged with 'conservation'

Baby Mandrill Born Aug. 8 at Disney's Animal Kingdom!

Disney's Animal Kingdom family grew yet again on August 8, when they welcomed a baby mandrill to the fold. Scarlett and Winston are the parents of the baby, whose gender and exact birth weight are unknown at this time. Mandrills...

Animal Kingdom Cast Members Get New Costumes

In recent months, you may have noticed that cast members at Disney’s Animal Kingdom have adopted new costumes highlighting threatened and endangered species that Disney is working to support in the wild. These cast member costumes feature a mosaic...

Disney Expands Environmental Commitment By Reducing Plastic Waste

Today, the Walt Disney Company announced that it will eliminate single-use straws and plastic stirrers at all of its owned and operated locations worldwide by mid-2019. The company estimates that this will result in a reduction of more than...

Grevy's Zebra Foals Join Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail

Youka and Zalika, two Grevy’s zebra foals born last month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, are now visible on Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail. The zebra animal care team has noticed that Youka, whose mother is Laylee, is more curious and...

Disney's Animal Kingdom Welcomes Grevy's Zebra Foals

Disney’s Animal Kingdom announced the recent births of two female Grevy’s zebra foals today. The first foal was born April 26 to Layee, and the second was born May 1 to Zuri. Currently, the foals are nursing and bonding...

Disney Conservation Fund Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary by Unveiling New Initiative to Protect the Planet

(Dr. Jane Goodall visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Disney Conservation Fund and support the launch of its new initiative called “Reverse the Decline, Increase the Time,” which aims to reverse the decline...

Second Baby in Month Born to Endangered Gorilla Family Thriving at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 24, 2014 - It's another boy! Disney Cast Members, guests and animal lovers are celebrating the birth of the second gorilla in one month for the family of critically endangered western lowland gorillas at...

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates Birth of Endangered Gorilla

Endangered Gorilla Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Endangered Gorilla Born at Disney's Animal Kingdom LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 - As they follow the path that winds along the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, guests at Disney's Animal...

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Announces 2012 Grant Recipients

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept.18 - The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) released its 2012 annual grants, awarding more than $1.8 million to 75 conservation projects around the globe including $130,000 to Florida based projects. Since its beginnings in 1995...

Manatee Day at Epcot Helps Educate Guests

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 6, 2012 - In ancient days, sailors may have mistaken manatees for mermaids, but many Epcot guests won't be making that same mistake after visiting The Seas with Nemo and Friends during International Manatee...

Cotton-top Tamarins celebrated throughout August

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 3, 2012 - While lions may be known as the king of the jungle, a tiny, one-pound monkey will have top billing at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Throughout the month of August, guests will be...

Chimpanzees Receive Emergency Support from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is responding immediately to needs of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance to protect endangered chimpanzees in Africa. The Jane Goodall Institute was awarded $5,000 for veterinary supplies to vaccinate...

MOVIEGOERS OF DISNEYNATURE’S TRUE LIFE ADVENTURE “AFRICAN CATS” HELP SAVE THE SAVANNA

Disneynature Collaborates with the African Wildlife Foundation to Help Protect 50,000 Acres in Kenya's Amboseli Wildlife Corridor BURBANK, Calif. (May 2, 2011) - Disneynature announced today that its "See 'African Cats,' Save the Savanna" campaign will help protect more than...

14,000 Birds of a Feather Flock Together at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 1, 2011 -- While Donald Duck may be the most famous bird at Walt Disney World Resort, he's not the only one. He's apparently got a lot of company. On a recent day in January,...

Sea Turtles Continue On The Road To Recovery At Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 16, 2010 - All 32 sea turtles recently taken in by Walt Disney World Resort after being impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have completed their initial veterinary examinations and...

Injured Sea Turtles from the Gulf Arrive for Care at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney donates $100,000 to help with rescue and environmental efforts in the Gulf LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 30, 2010 - Eight turtles injured by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico today began their rehabilitation at Walt Disney...

Endangered Sea Turtles Thriving at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 9, 2010 - Two ailing Kemp's Ridley sea turtles are on the road to recovery after being brought to Walt Disney World Resort last month from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport,...

DISNEY WORLDWIDE CONSERVATION FUND ANNOUNCES 2010 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Nearly $1.5 million granted to conservation efforts around the world BURBANK, Calif. (6/28/10) - Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has announced the 2010 recipients of nearly $1.5 million in grants to protect vulnerable wildlife and ecosystems around the world. The funding...

Celebrating Earth Day, Every Day, Walt Disney World Resort “Lightens Up” on Energy Use

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Apr. 24, 2010 - One small change by Walt Disney World Cast Members has the potential to save enough electricity to power more than one thousand homes for a year. Disney Cast Members are retrofitting more...

Disney Animal Experts Say Farewell to Flippered and Furry Friends

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 8, 2010 - Breaking up is hard to do - especially before Valentine's Day. But for a team of animal care experts from Disney's Animal Programs, saying goodbye often means a new beginning for...

Adopt-A-Nest at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Vero Beach Resort

Guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom can support sea turtle conservation by participating in the Adopt-A-Nest program at Conservation Station's Out of the Wild merchandise shop. Here's how the program works: During sea turtle nesting season, a team from Animal...

Disney’s Animal Experts Ensure Mother-Child Bond Among Animals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 7, 2009 - The animal care team from Walt Disney World Resort has been busy since last Mother's Day, assisting with the births of more than 440 animals and more importantly, helping to ensure...

DISNEY JOINS FORCES WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

DISNEY JOINS FORCES WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY TO PLANT 2.7 MILLION TREES IN CONJUNCTION WITH FIRST WEEK TICKET SALES FOR DISNEYNATURE'S DEBUT FEATURE, "EARTH" Burbank, Calif. - April 29, 2009 -- Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has arranged with The...

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS

Strategic Environmental Objectives and Targets Outlined in Disney's First Comprehensive Corporate Responsibility Report BURBANK, Calif., March 9, 2009 -- The Walt Disney Company today announced a landmark set of strategic environmental goals and challenging 3 to 5 year targets...

Disney Releases Rehabilitated Manatee

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 24, 2009 -- Marine mammal experts from Walt Disney World Resort returned a manatee to its natural habitat today in the warm waters of the St. John's River at Blue Springs State Park near...

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