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Leo DiCaprio: Save Tigers Now!

Leo DiCaprio: Save Tigers Now!

Leonardo DiCaprio has joined forces with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to save a species on the brink of extinction.

With as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild, WWF and Leo today kicked off the Save Tigers Now campaign.

In honor of the Chinese Year of the Tiger, an ambitious goal of $20 million has been set with the vision of doubling the tiger population by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger.

“Tigers are endangered and critical to some of the world’s most important ecosystems,” said Leo. “Key conservation efforts can save the tiger species from extinction, protect some of the planet’s last wild habitats and help sustain the local communities surrounding them. By protecting this iconic species, we can save so much more.”

Leo is currently in Asia right now with WWF experts to see the threats tigers face first-hand. Visit SaveTigersNow.org to follow Leo’s journey and participate in the effort to save tigers!

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56 Responses to “Leo DiCaprio: Save Tigers Now!”

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  1. 1
    mailey Says:

    AWESOME.

  2. 2
    Catarina Says:

    Finally, some Leo! =)
    3,200 tigers left in the wild???? Really? Scary!

  3. 3
    Catarina Says:

    @well Indeed! They EAT tigers… How is this possible? =S

  4. 4
    Pot Says:

    I’ll save anything you ask me to, sweet Leo baby! Gorgeous, talented man.

  5. 5
    wow Says:

    I love it that he is so involved in projects like this. Great guy!

  6. 6
    may Says:

    As much as I admire him and others who take up causes, he could just donate his salary from a movie to get the $20 million they need. At least he and a couple of his actor friends. It’s not as if they’re making $40,000 a film.

  7. 7
    Catarina Says:

    @may The 20million number is not referring to money, but to number of tigers in the wild, by 2020 (next year of the Tiger).

  8. 8
    Catarina Says:

    Nop, it’s money. I thought it was an ambitious goal.

  9. 9
    Catarina Says:

    may, that would not help raise awareness to stop the slaughtering of these fascinating animals. Besides, Leo cannot save the world alone. And a bit from everybody will amount to a lot and it’s not for or about LEO. It’s FOR the TIGERS.

  10. 10
    TRUTH Says:

    i think it’s important to remember animals go extinct all the time. even before humans existed. natures take care of these thinks. things are constantly evolving animals come into existence and then go extinct, that goes for humans as well. if nature wants to save them than they’ll evolve and adapt.

  11. 11
    TRUTH Says:

    @well: @well:
    is it any better than Amerikkkunt that eat pigs and cows. If you eat any animal that you can’t criticize what other cultures eat, you dumb racist f***. A dead animal is a dead animal whether it’s a pig or a tiger.’

    That said I do think they should be saved, if possible. but don’t try to make this a racist agenda. Go save the f**king, cows, pigs, and ducks being slaughtered in your own country. ****I NG HYPOCRIT.

    Stop AMERIKKKA!

  12. 12
    TRUTH Says:

    @well: Not to mention china will be calling in your 12 trillion dollar debt soon. So I don’t think it’s wise to be rude to a country of 1 billion people, you owe trillions of dollars to. Think with you big head, not your small one.

  13. 13
    yay! Says:

    YAY leo! i volunteer for the wwf, tigers are probably the most majestic creature you will ever see, its truly horrible whats happening, not long ago there was a story of a shelter that was abandoned with the tigers still in their cells and were victims of cannibalism, everybody should support this cause its not peta

  14. 14
    wow Says:

    SAVE tiger woods

  15. 15
    EH Says:

    @yay!: If they go extinct they’re meant to be extinct let mother nature take care of it. Humans can’t play god and decide which animals live or die. That’s natures job. You should worry more about feeding the starving children of Africa. They’re are millions of human beings that need saving first.

  16. 16
    mimi Says:

    He makes 20 million dollars in 2-3 month work (per movie).
    .
    why is he asking for OUR money, when he can easily donate the entire sum of money our of a couple of month work and it won’t even affect his bank account?

  17. 17
    Catarina Says:

    @EH They’re dying because of us. It’s up to us to save them. We are unbalancing nature.

  18. 18
    John Says:

    The really sad thing about this whole thing are the Tiger farms, where for every wild Tiger there are 3 “farmed” Tigers in China. They use these farmed Tigers to harvest their parts for the belief that consuming them will give them strength and virility, which is scientifically untrue. With this species on the brink of extinction, having something like 10,000 Tigers being farmed is a sad reality, and the thought of one day this majestic beast being gone is a sad reminder of how much damage we have done to this planet.

  19. 19
    mimi Says:

    @may:
    That was exactly my response.
    IF China is doing this horrible thing, that he should be direct and criticize them for that,
    ;
    and if MONEY and donations is what they are after, then- Leo has more money than all of us together and he can foot the bill easily.

  20. 20
    wow Says:

    As far as I know Leo donated money to all kinds of charities in the past ( eg. Haiti ) and has his own foundation. What have you done, mimi or may to help these causes? I have the feeling that even without giving up $20 million of his own money he did more to help these causes than you ever did. Plus how do you know that he didn`t give any money to this foundation? Catarina is right why does he need to do it alone? At least he is doing something so even if you disagree with the cause you shouldn`t criticize him.

  21. 21
    Catarina Says:

    Farmed tigers? =’(

  22. 22
    cardcrusher Says:

    Another celebrity endorsing a cause…;.*yawns*

  23. 23
    EH Says:

    @John:

    but why not criticize your own country for the 1 million dead civilians in Iraq. Those are human beings your government is killing. not animals. surely the celebs should get together and establish a fund for for all the iraqi and afghan orphans created by the amerikan occupation in the Middle East. It seems funny that liberal celebs are more worried about animals than human beings, so much for humanitarianism.

  24. 24
    BrazilAnimalAbuse. Says:

    @Catarina:

    Protest Brazil’s animal abuse during Holy Week

    Each year during Holy Week, coastal communities in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina conduct a violent festival known as “Farra do Boi”, which loosely translates to “Oxen Fun Days.” This festival is anything but fun, and features a frightened ox being chased through the streets by drunken revelers. Often, the animal is driven into the sea and drowned, or it is simply beaten and tortured to death.

    http://www.wspa-usa.org/pages/455_protest_brazil_s_animal_abuse_during_holy_week.cfm

  25. 25
    hmmm Says:

    @Catarina:

    Don’t brazilians slaughter live chicken for voodoo practices. I don’t think you of all people are in a position to criticize other countries.

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