The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF), Disney’s granting program
focused on protecting wildlife and connecting kids and families with nature, has announced its 2014 conservation grant recipients. The Los Angeles Audubon Society and Southern California Mountains Foundation in San Bernardino are two local organizations among the nearly 150 projects that received grants. The Los Angeles Audubon Society focuses on protecting habitats for least tern birds and Western snowy plover birds while the Southern California Mountains Foundation works to restore high-impact forest areas in the San Bernardino National Forest.
This year, $3.5 million in grants will benefit wildlife and habitats spanning five continents, from elephants in China to giant armadillos in Brazil. Projects were selected based upon their efforts to study wildlife, protect habitats and develop community conservation and education programs. “As we seek to reverse the decline of threatened species around the globe, we are proud to fund programs that are having a meaningful impact and ensuring a brighter future for wildlife and the natural world we share,” said Beth Stevens, senior vice president of Corporate Citizenship, Environment & Conservation.