Disney’s “Protect the Pride” Campaign Gains Momentum With Support of Lion King Stars
Earlier this Summer, we here at MickeyBlog shared with you details on the ways that Disney and Animal Kingdom theme park are playing an important role in supporting the conservation of lions and other wildlife across Africa to maintain the circle life. This project hopes to use the popularity of the soon-to-be-released live-action version of “The Lion King” ( which will arrive in theaters on July 19th) to raise awareness of the dangers to the lion population in Africa.
It’s been 25 years since Disney released the original version of “The Lion King” and sadly since that time Africa has lost half of its lion population with only about 20,000 remaining.
To combat these shocking statistics, Disney announced it’s commitment to help address the crisis facing lions and other wildlife across Africa by supporting the Wildlife Conservation Network’s Lion Recovery Fund (LRF). As part of The Lion King “Protect the Pride” campaign Disney has already donated an impressive $1.5 million to WCN’s LRF and its partners have agreed to make additional grants with the hopes of doubling the donation to $3 million. The end goal is to double the number of lions in the wild by 2050.
This is an initiative that the cast of Disney’s “The Lion King” is proudly on board with. Check out what that had to say in a recent video:
So how can you help this fantastic initiative? One way you can help protect the pride is to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida during the opening week of “The Lion King” (July 19 -2 5, 2019) and ride Kilimanjaro Safaris. For every guest who rides the attraction that week, Disney Conversation Fund will donate $2 (up to $350,000) to the Wildlife Conservation Network in support of the Lion Recovery Fund.
In addition, fans may participate by purchasing special-edition products as part of The Lion King “Protect the Pride” campaign.
The Lion King “Protect the Pride” campaign continues Disney’s longstanding commitment to the conservation of wildlife around the world and represents the largest single gift (up to $3 million) Disney has made to help reverse the decline of a species. Since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund has directed more than $75 million to save wildlife and protect the planet.
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