Leonardo DiCaprio donates $7 million for ocean conservation


Hollywood star and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has guaranteed he will donate $7 million for ocean conservation projects.

Speaking at a State Department conference in Washington, D.C., DiCaprio has urged world leaders to also take immediate action.

“This isn’t simply an exercise in wildlife conservation,” the actor said. “If we don’t do something to save the ocean now, it won’t be just the sharks and the dolphins that suffer. It will be our children and our grandchildren.”

He added: “I’m standing up here as a concerned citizen of this planet who believes that this is the most important issue of our time.

dicaprioMy foundation recently announced a $3 million grant to the organization Oceana to support their efforts to protect sharks, marine mammals and key ocean habitat in the Eastern Pacific. Today, I’m here to commit even more of my foundation’s resources to this cause. I’m pledging an additional $7 million to meaningful ocean conservation projects over the next two years,” he continued.

“I have witnessed environmental devastation first hand,” Leo said, while discussing his experiences diving in areas like the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Adding, “That with each passing day so much of our aquatic species are in jeopardy.”

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