The Disney Wildlerness Perserve, owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, protects more than 12,000 acres of valuable upland and wetland habitat in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, at the headwaters to the Everglades. Disney Wilderness Preserve is a central comopnent to the new Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge which the Nature Consercancy is helping create in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn more at: and

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