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Here’s How Disney Helps Save Florida’s Coral Reefs

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Remember way back when Disney shared the way it’s rescuing Florida’s coral reefs? Here’s the full scoop! 

The Walt Disney Company may be known for its theme parks, resort hotels, classic movies, and other memorable experiences…but did you know that Disney also regularly contributes to the betterment of our natural world? From recycling glass bottles to repopulating endangered species, Disney has done it all. 

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But the good fight doesn’t end at the gates of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or EPCOT. In fact, Disney has collaborated. with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums on multiple occasions, all with the end goal of leaving Mother Earth in a better state than they found it. 

It’s no secret that the natural world has seen better days, from the rainforests of the Amazon to the coral reefs of the coast of…well, virtually anywhere. 

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Unfortunately, coral reefs around the globe are experiencing a decline in growth due to many factors. Disney however is stepping in to do something about the coral reef right in their backyard!

They have joined forces with Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Fisheries, and SeaWorld, to establish the Florida Coral Rescue Center in Orlando.

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As shared by Disney: “Did you know the future of Florida’s coral reefs may rely on care from the heart of Central Florida? For the past year, a dedicated team of Disney aquatic wildlife experts and conservationists have been working on a special mission to help save Florida’s coral reefs from the rapid spread of stony coral tissue loss disease, which has put 22 coral species at risk of extinction.”

Check out the video below:


Interested in learning more about Disney’s involvement in Florida’s Coral Rescue Center? Check out all the details and photos as shared by DisneyParksBlog here. Way to make a difference Disney! We know Nemo and friends would be grateful!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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