In celebration of the release of Disney’s The Lion King, the upcoming groundbreaking feature film helmed by Jon Favreau in theaters July 19th, The Walt Disney Company is proud to announce a global conservation campaign to raise awareness and support the dwindling lion population across Africa.
Since Disney’s The Lion King was first released in theaters 25 years ago, half of Africa’s lions have disappeared. Lions face rising threats, such as poaching, loss of prey and destruction of habitats. However, research shows the lion population can recover.
Disney has already donated more than $2.9 million to the Wildlife Conservation Network’s (WCN) Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) and its partners, and will make additional grants as well as invite fans to participate and help increase the donation—for a total contribution of up to $3 million. Fans may participate by taking part in celebratory experiences and purchasing special edition products, as part of The Lion King Protect the Pride campaign.
Lion King Protect the Pride - Conservation
Disney and #TheLionKing have teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Network’s #LionRecoveryFund to ensure the recovery and protection of African lions and restoration of their habitats. Find out how you can help #ProtectThePride: Disney.com/LionKingProtectThePride
The Lion King | Protect The Pride
When we protect lions, we protect the entire circle of life. Join the cast of "The Lion King" in the effort to "Protect the Pride."
The Wildlife Conservation Network has established an unparalleled reputation for how they lead, manage and evaluate the programs they oversee. The Lion Recovery Fund is one of their premiere programs that supports organizations working across Africa to double the number of lions in the wild by 2050. By protecting lions, we also are protecting the health and well-being of the savanna, wildlife and communities who live alongside them.
How You Can Help & Learn More
In celebration of the new book, "The Art and Making of The Lion King" and to lend support to the Lion Recovery Fund, Disney Publishing Worldwide and the Disney Conservation Fund will collectively donate $25,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Network to help “Protect the Pride” through efforts that engage communities to ensure a future for African wildlife and their habitats. Click on the image to learn more.
The Wildlife Conservation Network has established an unparalleled reputation for how they lead, manage, and evaluate their conservation programs. The Lion Recovery Fund is one of WCN's premiere programs that supports organizations working across Africa to double the number of lions in the wild by 2050. Click on the image to learn more.
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