CI-The Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund is now the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 22, 2008 -  This morning, during Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 10-year anniversary celebration, a new name and a new logo was introduced for Disney’s conservation outreach efforts, changing the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

 

The new name helps build on Disney’s commitment to conservation, and communicates the broader vision for the future of the DWCF which is not only wildlife focused but also supports ecosystems and community conservation. 

 

With the opening of the Animal Kingdom in 1998, a one-of a-kind opportunity presented itself not only to showcase animals and their environment, but to share a legacy of commitment to animal conservation, research and education as well. As a way to enable inspired Guests to help support and share in our commitment to the protection of wildlife and wild places, the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund (DWCF) was created. Because of the success of this approach, the DWCF has awarded over $11 million to fund more than 650 comprehensive conservation programs worldwide.

 

 

“We are extraordinarily proud of the DWCF partnerships to date, said Jerry Montgomery, Senior Vice President of Conservation & Environmental Sustainability for

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. ”The new name, Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, better communicates our global dedication to inspiring our company’s Guests and consumers, Cast Members, Crew Members and employees to conservation awareness and action . 

 

To learn more about the efforts of the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund click here.