A longtime environmental activist, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged to donate $7 million over the next two years to support marine conservation projects. DiCaprio, who often confesses that he wanted to be a marine biologist before becoming an actor, has already contributed more than $3 million to ocean marine conservation, bringing his total donations to a whopping $10 million.
DiCaprio has also supported the production of electric vehicles, collaborating with his voice in environmental documentaries.
Your money will go towards ocean conservation projects over the next two years, including funding organizations and communities that are establishing themselves in marine reserves.
DiCaprio, who has spoken out about overfishing and devastation caused by warming oceans, applauded President Obama’s recent promise to significantly expand protections for marine sanctuaries in the Pacific Ocean, but added that much remains to be done. the governments of the world to protect the ecosystems of the oceans.
In his speech, DiCaprio, who likes to dive in his spare time, said that the environmental devastation he had witnessed first-hand off the coast of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef for the past 20 years had been catastrophic.
“We are looting the oceans and their vital resources, and just because we can’t see the devastation as on land, it doesn’t make it any less dangerous,” he said. “It has to stop.”