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

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 Programs Works with New England Aquarium to Aid Sea Turtles

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 28, 2012 --The Seas with Nemo & Friends welcomed some new swimmers recently, with the addition of eight Kemp's Ridley sea turtles suffering from hypothermia after a recent cold snap in New England. As...

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Helps Rescue Animals from Hurricane Sandy and Other Disasters

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012-The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) recently provided $250,000 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), whose animal rescue team was among the first to help save hundreds of animals after Hurricane Sandy....

IFAW Receives $250,000 Grant from Disney to Help Rescue Animals from Natural Disasters and Emergencies

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass.,/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) announced today a $250,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to support IFAW's efforts to rescue animals from disasters, and to assist IFAW and its partners to prepare...

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...

Disney Sponsored Turtles Compete in Annual Marathon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.- Fans at Disney's Vero Beach Resort will be able to cheer on "Peach" and "Pearl" as the two loggerhead sea turtles return to the Atlantic Ocean to compete in the annual Turtles Migration Marathon. Named...

Disney Named Conservationist of the Year by Wildlife Federation

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., - The Florida Wildlife Federation recently highlighted the efforts of the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) naming it "Corporate Conservationist of the Year" during its annual awards ceremony. "The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund was chosen because...

Disney Nature's Chimpanzee to hold World Premiere at Walt Disney World

The WORLD PREMIERE of the feature film "Chimpanzee," will take place beginning 11am on April 13, 2012 at the AMC Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World. Directors Alastair Fothergill ("African Cats" and "Earth") and Mark Linfield ("Earth"), as well as...

Disney's Animal Kingdom Party for the Planet

At Disney's Animal Kingdom, Guests will "Party for the Planet" during a week-long, park-wide Earth Day celebration, with the first and last days--April 13 and April 22-featuring even more fun activities. Guests will learn what they can do to make...

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...

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Marks 10 Years of Conservation Leadership

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 17, 2011 - While guests may visit Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge to experience the more than 200 animals from 30 different species roaming across 46 lush acres, the generosity of those guests has also funded...

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...

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...

First Rescue Center for Gorillas to Open in Eastern Africa

International Partnership Will Reintroduce Rescued Gorillas in Democratic Republic Congo September 15, 2008 -- The first center in eastern Africa designed to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce orphaned gorillas back into the wild will begin construction later this month in the...

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