April 29, 2017

The Southern Crowned Pigeon

Since its inception in 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) has granted more than $65 million to projects that help protect the planet and animals in 115 countries around the world.

The DCF is committed to protecting the planet by collaborating with leading nonprofit organisations working to help threatened wildlife and inspire a lifelong love of nature in young people

The DCF launched a new initiative in 2016 – Reverse the Decline, Increase the Time – aimed at reversing the decline of at-risk wildlife through scientific research and community engagement, and increasing the time kids spend in nature to inspire them to care for the planet. This initiative also carries forward the DCF’s Annual Conservation Grants, a 20-year program aimed at supporting nonprofit organisations working across the globe to reverse the decline of wildlife and engage communities in conservation.

We are excited to announce that Cool Earth is a recent Disney Conservation Fund grant recipient, selected for our work to study wildlife, protect habitats and implement community conservation and education programs in Papua New Guinea.

As a Disney Conservation Fund grant recipient, we are honoured to receive support for our project focused on protecting the forest from the ongoing threat of Palm Oil Plantations.

The Disney Conservation Fund provides support for our work with local indigenous communities to create awareness through education of school children and adults alongside biodiversity monitoring.

Disney Conservation Fund and Cool Earth are working together to protect the planet for future generations to enjoy.

Together with the Disney Conservation Fund, we are committed to reversing the decline of at-risk wildlife, including the Southern Crowned Pigeon, a vulnerable species of bird endemic to Papua New Guinea and reportedly the largest pigeon in the world.

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