Disney Conservation Fund marks 20 years with new initiative - Reverse the Decline, Increase the Time

Apr 22, 2016 in "Disney's Animal Kingdom"

DCF 20th Anniversary with Jane Goodall
Posted: Friday April 22, 2016 9:32am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Disney Conservation Fund is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is marking the occasion with a new initiative called Reverse the Decline, Increase the Time.

Disney Conservation Fund is committed to Increase the Time kids spend in nature and Reverse the Decline of threatened animals in the wild.

As part of Reverse the Decline, Disney is supporting a network of leading conservation nonprofit organizations to develop strategic plans that aim to reverse the decline of 10 animals: elephants, butterflies, coral reefs, tamarin monkeys, great apes, sea turtles, sharks and rays, cranes, rhinos and tigers.

The new Increase the Time initiative amplifies the philanthropic component of these efforts to fund projects with leading nonprofit organizations that engage young people in discovering the magic of nature and inspiring them to protect the planet.

“Wildlife and wild places have always been an inspiration to Disney, and we take pride in instilling that same inspiration in kids and families,” said Dr. Beth Stevens, senior vice president, Environment and Conservation, Corporate Citizenship, The Walt Disney Company. “We believe that conservation and caring for the planet are more than just good ideas—they are core to who we are as a company. With the Disney Conservation Fund’s new initiative, it is our hope that our actions will help protect some of nature’s most precious habitats and ensure the health of our planet for generations to come.”

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Disney4familyApr 22, 2016

The amazing CMs on the Wild Africa Trek hooked me up with a Primate Specialist at Animal Kingdom who works with GRACE - The Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center - who helps rescue and save the gorillas in the French Congo. My French students raised hundreds of dollars this week helping their organization. I love it that I was able to give them experiences beyond the classroom and the language. This is something they will always take with them. I love my job! :joyfull:

BoltApr 22, 2016

That video is beautiful to watch

DisneyDebRobApr 21, 2016

This has been the biggest good thing that Disney has done with no change. Congrats to them and keep it going!

sxeensweetApr 21, 2016

Yep we always donate and we got a few 20th anniversary pins/buttons in October when we donated. :)