Monday, October 11, 2010
Disney's Worldwide Conservation fund grants nearly 1.5 million dollars to wildlife!!
As discussed in my previous blogs, with so much money coming in, and so many environmental issues, Disney seems to put all of their spare change into the environment. Whether it be ticket sales from a movie or awarding students for their own solution. They are working to find way to impact the environment.
Each year Disney's Worldwide Conservation fund donates money to grants that help protect the wild and ecosystems. This year the company nearly reached 1.5 million dollars in grants given away. Disney has provided grants for organizations that will effect over 45 species around the world. Their total over the last ten years has been 15 million dollars in grants.
Here is a list of this years recipients:
1. Black Lion Tamarin Conservation
2. Northern Jaguar Project
3. Save the Elephants
4. University of Hawai- working to conserve the green sea turtle
5. International Rhino Foundation- Protection of the Sumatran Rhino (most endangered rhino species)
Primate Conservation (1 million dollars)
Cat Conservation ($900,000)
Elephant Conservation (850,000)
Sea Turtle Conservation (850,000)
Rhino Conservation (625,000)