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Disney Conservation Fund Celebrates its 2019 Heroes

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Disney Conservation Fund Celebrates its 2019 Heroes

Each year, the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) supports organizations working around the world to save wildlife, inspire action and protect the planet. The DCF is also proud to recognize the dedication of individuals or teams who have devoted their lives to furthering conservation efforts in their communities. To date, the Fund has recognized more than 180 Heroes across nearly 50 countries. 

Below are the Disney Conservation Fund Heroes for 2019.

 

A Wildlife Educator and Her Loyal Companion Spread the Word on Saving Animals in the Sierra Nevada

By Kara Pound
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“We spend a lot of time rearing babies, waking up at all hours of the night to bottle-feed them,” says Theodora Flory, a nature enthusiast who goes by Teddy, of the job she’s held for the last four years. Flory, who spends most of her days with a blind screech owl named Marbles by her side, is a wildlife rehabilitation specialist at Tri County Wildlife Care (TCWC), a nonprofit wildlife rescue organization based at the Sierra Nevada Foothills in California. The babies she feeds are, of course, baby animals.

GreenMoney’s Videos Issue on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability

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GreenMoney’s annual all-Videos issue (May 19) is now online. Check out the lineup of selected short videos on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability. All here - https://GreenMoney.com 
 
The Videos include

WWF Report Reveals Staggering Extent of Human Impact on Planet

Summary: 
  • Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years.
  • The biggest drivers of current biodiversity loss are overexploitation and agriculture, both linked to continually increasing human consumption.
  • Given the interconnectivity between the health of nature, the well-being of people and the future of our planet, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) urges the global community to unite for a global deal for nature and people to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss.
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  • Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years.
  • The biggest drivers of current biodiversity loss are overexploitation and agriculture, both linked to continually increasing human consumption.
  • Given the interconnectivity between the health of nature, the well-being of people and the future of our planet, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) urges the global community to unite for a global deal for nature and people to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss.

GreenMoney's Annual Videos Issue on ESG & CSR

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As the award-winning GreenMoney Journal ( http://GreenMoneyJournal.com ) wraps up its 25th Anniversary Year of publishing relevant news on sustainable business and impact investing, we bring you our 3rd Annual All-Videos Issue. We’ve selected films from innovative leaders in the interconnected worlds of Impact Investing, Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability. I hope you find them as engaging as we do.  - Cliff Feigenbaum, founder/publisher

Peacocks, Vipers and Honey Bees Star in GM’s 2018 Wildlife Habitat Calendar

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Nearly 300 photos of flora and fauna taken by General Motors employees around the globe were submitted for the company’s annual Wildlife Habitat Calendar contest. The program highlights the plants and animals that call GM’s industry-leading 71 Wildlife Habitat Council certified sites home.

This year’s winning photos are:

The War Between Farm and Forest

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By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

The Disney Conservation Fund Names the Recipients of its 2016-2017 Grants

DCF has now awarded more than $65 million in its ongoing commitment to reverse the decline of wildlife and increase the time kids spend in nature
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BURBANK, Calif., April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF), Disney’s granting program focused on protecting the planet and helping kids develop lifelong conservation values, has announced its 2016-2017 grant recipients.

More than $7 million in grants have been awarded to leading nonprofit organizations, including the Jane Goodall Institute, National Wildlife Federation and Panthera, working across the globe to protect wildlife and provide experiences that will help inspire a lifelong love for nature in young people.

Employees Photograph Wildlife at General Motors Sites

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From a parts warehouse in Talegaon, India to an Ontario assembly plant, many animals make GM lands their home. Employees take notice, capturing images for the company’s annual wildlife habitat calendar and photo contest. Last year, nearly 350 photos were submitted from sites certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council.

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