Disney Conservation Hero Award

Sonoma, California, United States, June 8, 2021 – Snow Leopard Conservancy announced today that Land of Snow Leopard Network has been honored with a Disney Conservation Hero Award. The award recognizes local citizens for their commitment to save wildlife, protect habitats, and inspire their communities to take part in conservation efforts. Recipients from around the world were nominated by nonprofit environmental organizations, and each honoree and their nominating organization will share a $1,500 award from the Disney Conservation Fund.

Land of Snow Leopard Network is one of only 20 award recipients in the 2020 cohort globally. The director-elect of LOSL told us that “Land of Snow Leopard Network (LOSL) members—local communities, herders, teachers, children, and Indigenous cultural practitioners from five regions of Central and Inner Asia—accepted the Disney Conservation Hero Award with big joy and deep gratitude.”

“Elders of our Network speak the language and know the magic of nature; they are real masters of science that Mr. Walt Disney once described as ‘a science, whose principles are written in the oldest codes of the world—Laws of Nature.’ LOSL works hard to integrate this knowledge into modern conservation efforts.

“The Disney Conservation Hero Award honors our approach and gives us and our allies additional inspiration and hope that millions of Disney friends will also join our Network to save one of the most beautiful animals on earth—the snow leopard and its ecosystems. As Walt Disney used to say, ‘Conservation is not a business of just a few people. It is a matter that concerns all of us.’”

Disney Conservation is committed to saving wildlife and building a global community inspired to work together to protect the magic of nature. Since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund has directed more than $100 million to support nonprofit organizations working with communities to save wildlife, inspire action, and protect the planet and has honored more than 200 Conservation Heroes for their extraordinary conservation efforts.

For information on Disney’s commitment to conservation and a complete list of recent Conservation Hero Award recipients, visit