DiCaprio Donates $3M To Save Marine Species
Leonardo DiCaprio, a long-time conservation and wildlife advocate, gave a whopping $3 million through his foundation to the environmental and ocean protection group Oceana, aimed at protecting critical habitat for threatened marine animals, so says The Hollywood Reporter:
Spread over a three-year period, the $3 million marks the foundation's first marine conservation grant. A longtime environmental activist, DiCaprio -- who has worked to protect elephants and tigers -- pulled together an art benefit, the 11th Hour Charity Auction at Christie's last year, which raised $38.8 for endangered species protection.
The grant will go towards campaigns like banning harmful drift gillnets in California, and protecting shark habitat in the Pacific.
"Protecting our planet's oceans and the marine species that call it home is one of the most pressing sustainability crises facing humanity today," DiCaprio said.