lunes, 15 de diciembre de 2008


The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Awards were established to promote and enable wildlife conservation through partnerships with scientists, educators and organizations committed to preserving earth's biodiversity.

Our interests are in furthering the support of established conservation PROGRAMS -- particularly those long-term in nature -- that preferably have all of these components:

  • contain a strong in situ component (scientific field studies)
  • promote education, awareness and training in country (education programs
  • demonstrate a marked benefit to in country participants, habitats and species by working with local communities, regional/national NGO's or governments that directly impact the initiative
  • the principle investigator affirms that the welfare of the animals identified in this study is not compromised. Specifically, the principle investigator affirms that
    • Capture/restraint techniques minimize stress and the potential for physical injury or psychological harm;
    • Immobilization/anesthesia is done under the direct supervision of a veterinarian or other trained professional
    • Exposure to noxious stimuli and presumptive negative effects are minimized with administration of anesthetic and/or analgesic agents where appropriate.

Rapid Response Funding

Emergency funding is also provided in times of environmental or conservation crisis or need. Each year the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund sets aside dollars in a Rapid Response Fund to respond to crises. These awards are capped at $5,000 and can be applied for throughout the year. Use the link on the right menu for the application.

Conservation Hero Fund

If your organization has been funded by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund before, you can nominate a conservation hero year round. The evaluation will take place in accordance with the normal grant cycle with decisions announced in June. For more information on the guidelines, the award and the application you can use the link on the right menu.