Leonardo DiCaprio donates $3 million to ocean conservation organisation

leonardo-dicaprio Ocean conservation group Oceana has received $3 million from Leonardo DiCaprio for its work to protect threatened ocean habitat and marine species.

The actor has released a statement which reads: “Protecting our planet’s oceans and the marine species that call it home is one of the most pressing sustainability crises facing humanity today and a moral imperative that we must acknowledge. It’s my hope that this grant will help Oceana continue the tremendous work that they do daily on behalf of our oceans.”

Oceana said that the money will also be used to advocate for responsible fishing measures. The organization is working to ban drift gillnets off California in order to protect dolphins, whales, turtles and other marine animals from being caught and killed as “bycatch.”

leonardoOceana CEO Andy Sharpless, adds, “The foundation and Leo’s support for campaigns like our efforts to ban the drift gill nets in California will help Oceana win more protections for countless sharks and other marine animals and for ocean habitats in the Pacific and Arctic – which include some of the most productive ocean places in the world…”

DiCaprio is known for environmental activism and philanthropy. In November 2010, he donated $1 million to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia’s tiger summit. Last year, Leo gave $3 million to the World Wildlife Fund .

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One response to “Leonardo DiCaprio donates $3 million to ocean conservation organisation”

  1. Stacy says:

    Such a great donation from one of my favorite Hollywood actors! I admire Leonardo DiCaprio for his immense work, awesome talent, inexhaustible power of will, kind heart and simple nature. He is just the embodiment of the man I would like to see by my side. Unfortunately, I am not from his social status and Leo is not looking for a serious relationship at the moment as he as told in one of his interviews. Dear, keep on helping people and our planet. We are very grateful to you for this.