Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $ 15 Million to Protect Animals and the Planet


Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has announced that he will donate $ 15.6 million - more than $ 62 million - to environmental protection and conservation programs aimed at combating climate change.

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The money will be donated through the foundation that bears the name of the Hollywood actor. The announcement was published on the 17th by Ecoportal. His foundation that was conceived with the idea of ​​protecting the last wild places in the world and saving vulnerable wildlife from extinction. The actor states that “climate change is a reality and is happening now. It is the greatest danger that threatens humanity. ”

“Today we are significantly expanding the level of our concessions and our collaborations with strategic partners to solve some of the most pressing climate problems,” said Leonardo DiCaprio.

Since 1998 and to date, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) has funded more than 200 projects in 50 countries and five oceans, which support 132 organizations, with donations of $ 59 million invested in environmental protection and conservation.

According to the website mimorelia.com, with DiCaprio's investment, species such as giraffes that are on the list of endangered species can be protected and thus prevent poaching from killing them.

With information from Ecoportal

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