Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Grants $15 Million to Environmental Organizations

Leonardo DiCaprio competence be best famous for his movies, though in new years he been removing a lot of press for his loyalty to safeguarding a planet. From speaking during a UN on climate change to donating millions of dollars to strengthen a oceans to participating in a People’s Climate March to building an eco-resort in Belize, DiCaprio is positively prioritizing a need to strengthen mom Earth.

To serve his commitment, a Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced this week $15 million in grants to some-more than 30 environmental organizations who are operative to preserve and strengthen a destiny of a planet. These grants serve a foundation’s proceed to assisting tackle some of today’s many dire environmental issues.

“The drop of a world continues during a gait we can no longer means to ignore,” pronounced Leonardo DiCaprio. “I am unapproachable to support these organizations who are operative to solve humankind’s biggest challenge.”

These projects include “concrete and early-phase solutions to strengthen pivotal class and threatened sea and human ecosystems, to empowering indigenous communities to be a long-term stewards and protectors of their healthy resources,” according to a foundation. Since 2010, a substructure has saved some-more than 70 high-impact projects in some-more than 40 countries worldwide.

“Our partners on a belligerent are adult opposite absolute industries that wish unobstructed entrance to a planet’s resources,” pronounced Justin Winters, executive director of a Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. “We are dedicated to assisting serve their efforts to strengthen a oceans, forests and wildlands.”

Here’s a list of a organizations benefitting from these grants:

  • Amazon Watch
  • Biomimicry Institute
  • Bioneers
  • California Wolf Center: Pacific Wolf Coalition
  • ClearWater
  • Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
  • Conservation International
  • Dark Snow
  • Digital Democracy
  • Earth Echo International
  • Empowered by Light
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • National Geographic: Pristine Seas
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Oceans 5
  • Save The Elephants
  • SavingSpecies
  • Tetiaroa Society
  • The Conservation Land Trust
  • The Solutions Project
  • Tony Fitzjohn/George Adamson African Wildlife Preservation Trust
  • Tree People
  • Virunga Fund
  • Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Wildlife Conservation Network
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • World Wildlife Fund

“No classification or particular alone can strengthen a planet’s life-giving engine. Partnering with a Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation allows National Geographic Pristine Seas to assistance strengthen a wildest places in a ocean, so that a sea can continue to yield for all of us,” pronounced Dr. Enric Sala, National Geographic explorer-in-residence.

J. Charles Fox, module executive of Oceans 5, also showed his thankfulness for a grant. “The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation brings a vital concentration to assisting coastal communities strengthen biodiversity. They yield poignant believe and ability to Oceans 5, so that we can improved grasp a objectives for sea conservation.”

In further to a support to environmental organization, a substructure upheld several winners of a Goldman Environmental Prize, a world’s largest esteem for grassroots environmental activists, to assistance allege their campaigns. These winners include:

  • Fatima Jibrell of Adeso
  • Rudi Putra of Forest, Nature and Environment of Aceh (HAkA) Leuser Conservation Forum (FKL)
  • Dimitry Lisitsyn of Sakhalin Environment Watch

“We have a shortcoming to innovate a destiny where a habitability of a world does not come during a responsibility of those who live it,” Leonardo DiCaprio said.


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