Known to the native Hawaiians as ʻIlio-holo-i-ka-uaua, or "dog that runs in rough water," the Hawaiian monk seal is near the brink of extinction. Help save this magnificent creature today!
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The Marine Mammal Center Receives Disney Conservation Grant!
September 10, 2013
The Marine Mammal Center has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) in recognition of our efforts to save the Hawaiian monk seal from extinction.
“With only 1,100 Hawaiian monk seals left in the world, and a population declining at a rate of 4% each year, we must do everything we can to save this species. Building a dedicated rehabilitation hospital in Hawaii and working closely with the local community to inspire monk seal conservation, is a vital part of that effort. The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund provides critical funds at a critical time and we are incredibly grateful for their generous support.”
This grant will help fund The Marine Mammal Center’s rescue and rehabilitation efforts to give sick, injured and orphaned Hawaiian monk seals a second chance at life. The grant will also support our ongoing scientific research and community education efforts, both of which are vital to the long-term conservation plan for this critically endangered animal.
The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund works to protect species and habitats, and connect kids to nature to help develop lifelong conservation values. Since its founding in 1995, DWCF has supported more than 1,000 conservation programs in 112 countries.
For information on Disney’s commitment to conserve nature visit www.disney.com/conservation.
Help save Hawaiian monk seals today!
The Marine Mammal Center is very proud to be a partner with Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kona! This partnership helps us create awareness and raise support to save the critically endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal from extinction. It is an honor “ho`ohanohano” to partner with Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on this important endeavor.
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