Find Out How Disney’s Helping the Lion Population With It’s ‘Protect the Pride’ Campaign
Here at MickeyBlog, we spoke to you about Disney’s incredible “Protect the Pride” campaign around the release of Disney’s The Lion King. This weekend, we thought we’d send you a friendly reminder of Disney’s efforts to address the crisis facing lions and other wildlife across Africa via the Wildlife Conservation Network’s Lion Recovery Fund. The vision of the project is to double the numbers of lion in the wild by 2050.
Since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund has directed more than $75 million to save wildlife and protect the plant. In addition, Disney has donated over $2 million to WCN’s LRF and it’s partners and will make additional grants and help increase the donation for a total contribution of $3 million.
So how do Disney’s efforts protect the lion king population? The LRF supports a variety of organizations in Africa invested in conservation projects, developing campaigns to support the lion population and expanding collaborations among organizations. The LRF directs 100 percent of all contributions to projects that recover lions, with zero administrative fees or overhead.
As Disney gears up to celebrate World Lion Day today, we wanted to share this video snapshot of the inspiring and incredible conservationists supported through the Lion Recovery Fund.
Those featured in the video above are among more than 80 of the world’s leading lion conservation experts who assembled at Disney World Resort earlier this year during the Lion Footprint Forum. It was the 1st meeting of its kind in 20 years bringing together lion conservationists and philanthropists to collaborate on the challenges and opportunities to recover lions.
So what can you do to “Protect the Pride?”
- Purchase a special edition Simba and Nala plush from Disney Stores* across the globe, or during your visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Pick up a copy of The Art and Making of The Lion King to learn about Disney Publishing Worldwide’s contribution and Disney’s commitment to conservation
- Learn more about the Wildlife Conservation Network’s Lion Recovery Fund
Visit Disney.com/LionKingProtectThePride to learn more and follow the social conversation for updates about #TheLionKing #ProtectThePride.
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