Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

There are many ways that the Walt Disney Company helps to contribute to the good of our planet. From the impressive VoluntEARs, to the Florida Green Lodging Program, Disney is always looking for ways to lead the industry in corporate social responsibility. On Earth Day, April 22nd, 1995 The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) was established to support the important work of both local and global nonprofit organizations working with others to create change and positively impact wildlife, ecosystems, and the communities so closely linked to their survival. To date, the DWCF has awarded more than $18 million to over 300 Nonprofit organizations, for projects in 112 countries.

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DWCF and The Walt Disney Company Foundation have contributed:

  • More than $5.6 million to bird conservation
  • More than $2 million to primate conservation
  • More than $1.4 million to cat conservation
  • More than $1.2 million to elephant conservation
  • More than $1.1 million to sea turtle conservation
  • More than $1 million to rhino conservation

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is supported by the Walt Disney Company and by Disney Guest Contributions. Guests can participate in supporting DWCF by taking advantage of merchandising opportunities, using select "pressed penny" machines, making a wish in park fountains, and from special guest programs at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, and The Seas with Nemo and Friends. One-hundred percent of every dollar raised by the DWCF is distributed to conservation programs, so you know that when you contribute your vacation dollars spent on these programs are going to do the most good.

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You've probably heard people talk about conservation. Well conservation isn't just the business of a few people. It's a matter that concerns all of us. ~Walt Disney

From the very beginning conservation is an intregal part of the Disney Company ethos, and together with them guests can help to create change. Next time you're down at Walt Disney World be sure to take advantage of one of the opportunities that help to keep this fabulous program possible. Buy a button, press a penny, or just plain donate; because we only have one world, and it's up to us to make the most of it.

Have you participated in the DWCF programs? Leave a comment and let us know how you give back to the earth with Disney!

Barbara wrote on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 18:18:

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Yes, I bought my button and gave it away. After reading your great article, I will buy another button on my next visit to WDW. Thank you for the information.

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 19:24:

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Thank you Barbara for doing your part!

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