Los Angeles Audubon Receives Disney Conservation Grant

Los Angeles, CA, October 21, 2014


Los Angeles Audubon Societyhas been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF). The conservation grant recognizes Los Angeles Audubon’s efforts in Least Tern and shorebird conservation.  

Los Angeles Audubon is grateful for the generous support from The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, which will be utilized to protect and preserve habitat for the federally listed California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover and to educate the public about these species. 

“Disney’s support allows us to continue and enhance our ongoing citizen science and conservation efforts for the at-risk shorebirds that share our beaches here in Los Angeles,” said Dr. Travis Longcore, president of Los Angeles Audubon’s Board of Directors.  “Even at heavily used beaches on an urban coast, we can still share the shore.”

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund focuses on protecting wildlife and connecting kids and families with nature. Since its founding in 1995, DWCF has provided more than $25 million to support conservation programs in 114 countries. Projects were selected to receive awards based upon their efforts to study wildlife, protect habitats and develop community conservation and education programs in critical ecosystems. 

For information on Disney’s commitment to conserve nature and a complete list of 2014 grant recipients, visit www.disney.com/conservation



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Published Western Tanager Vol. 81 No. 2 Nov/Dec 2014