Navigation Links
Conservation International gets support from Dreamworks Animation to protect giant pandas

Arlington, Virginia (November 10, 2008) Conservation International (CI) today announced that it has received a contribution from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) in support of its conservation efforts to protect the endangered giant panda.

Yesterday in Los Angeles at an event launch for the DVD and Blu-ray debut of DreamWorks Animation's summer blockbuster, Kung Fu Panda, the Company and its Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg pledged $1 million to CI's efforts. CI will use the contribution to jump-start its Giant Panda Survival Plan, a bold blueprint for panda conservation in China. CI, along with the Chinese government and its local community partners, aims to ensure the survival of the giant panda in its natural habitat.

Please visit to watch an exclusive video featuring Kung Fu Panda's Jack Black to discover more about the giant panda.

"Kung Fu Panda has raised international awareness about the Endangered giant panda and we thank DreamWorks Animation for making such a significant commitment to the attempt to secure a future for these majestic creatures by saving their homes and understanding their way of life," said Peter Seligmann, the CI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "From earthquake recovery efforts to satellite mapping of the species' decreasing natural habitat, CI and its partners will put this generous donation toward meaningful and long-lasting efforts to protect the ecosystems on which pandas rely for survival."

"DreamWorks Animation has been closely involved with Conservation International for many years and we have great admiration and gratitude for their tireless work on behalf of this endangered species," commented Jeffrey Katzenberg. "We are pleased to align Kung Fu Panda with CI's efforts to help educate kids and families about the important issues facing the beloved giant panda population."

One of the most popular and most recognizable animals on the planet, the giant panda is also among the world's most threatened species. There are fewer than 1,600 giant pandas in the wild today and the primary threat to the giant panda's continued survival is the destruction of its natural habitat.

CI's conservation efforts seek to understand this threat and to implement a long-lasting plan to protect the giant panda. To help pandas survive, their forest habitats must be protected, connected, and managed in a way that allows for panda health and reproduction, as well as human development and well-being. Particularly in light of the current humanitarian crisis following the recent earthquake in Sichuan and the series of tragic aftershocks, it is critical that conservation strategies serve to support, benefit, and create opportunity for local communities.

CI's plan involves the following efforts:

  • The Giant Panda Survival Plan This comprehensive strategy consists of short- and long-term goals, reaching out as far as 200 years. Planned accomplishments include protecting 100 percent of known panda habitat, providing better protection programs to the reserves, developing at least 12 "conservation corridors" to connect habitats, and creating a comprehensive panda population monitoring plan.

  • The Panda Alliance This network of leading conservation groups, academics, government agencies, private corporations, and local communities will work to protect habitat, establish a panda guardian program, involve local communities, promote the benefits of panda conservation, and more.

  • Inspiring Action Through effective working relationships with public and private-sector partners, CI will inform the public about the plight of the panda and what it can do to help.


Contact: Marshall Maher
Conservation International

Related biology news :

1. Tropical insects go the distance to inform rainforest conservation
2. Springer will publish Journal of Coastal Conservation
3. Conservation International and Toyota partner to protect Philippines rain forests
4. Why conservation efforts often fail
5. The conservation lens
6. Soil, conservation experts to reflect on Hurricane Katrina disaster
7. The importance of mangrove conservation in tsunami prone regions
8. Great Ape Trust awards $127,000 for international conservation efforts
9. Wildlife Conservation Society study finds seasonal seas save corals with tough love
10. New study finds biodiversity conservation secures ecosystem services for people
11. Manomet Center awarded major NFWF grant to foster shorebird conservation
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016 First quarter 2016:   ... compared with the first quarter of 2015 The gross ... M (loss: 18.8) and the operating margin was 40% (-13) ... Cash flow from operations was SEK 249.9 M (21.2) , ... is unchanged, SEK 7,000-8,500 M. The operating margin for ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... , April 15, 2016 ... the,  "Global Gait Biometrics Market 2016-2020,"  report to ... ) , ,The global gait biometrics ... of 13.98% during the period 2016-2020. ... angles, which can be used to compute factors ...
(Date:3/29/2016)... 29, 2016 LegacyXChange, Inc. (OTC: ... and SelectaDNA/CSI Protect are pleased to announce our successful ... a variety of writing instruments, ensuring athletes signatures against ... collectibles from athletes on LegacyXChange will be assured of ... DNA. Bill Bollander , CEO states, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016  Blueprint Bio, ... biological discoveries to the medical community, has closed its ... Matthew Nunez . "We have received ... with the capital we need to meet our current ... essentially provide us the runway to complete validation on ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ClinCapture, the only ... Center and will showcase its product’s latest features from June 26 to June ... scientific poster on Disrupting Clinical Trials in The Cloud during the conference. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced a ... sciences incubator to accelerate the development of new therapies ... QB3@953 was created to help high-potential life science and ... stage organizations - access to laboratory infrastructure. ... "Amgen Golden Ticket" awards, providing each winner with one ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016 Research and ... Global Markets" report to their offering. ... billion in 2014 from $29.3 billion in 2013. The market is ... of 13.8% from 2015 to 2020, increasing from $50.6 billion in ... projected product forecasts during the forecast period (2015 to 2020) are ...
Breaking Biology Technology: