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Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation Donates $15 Million to Conservation Efforts

Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation Donates $15 Million to Conservation Efforts

Leonardo DiCaprio‘s foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, will be donating $15 million in grants to more than 30 organizations implementing innovative and impactful conservation projects around the globe.

“The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore,” the 40-year-old actor said in a statement. “We have a responsibility to innovate a future where the habitability of our planet does not come at the expense of those who inhabit it. I am proud to support these organizations who are working to solve humankind’s greatest challenge.”

Leonardo also just posted his first selfie on Instagram in honor of his supporting the organizations. See the selfie below!

Click inside for the full list of organizations benefiting from the grants…

- Amazon Watch
- Biomimicry Institute
- Bioneers
- California Wolf Center: Pacific Wolf Coalition
- ClearWater
- Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
- Conservation International
- Dark Snow
- Digital Democracy
- Earth Echo International
- Empowered by Light
- International Fund for Animal Welfare
- National Geographic: Pristine Seas
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- Oceans 5
- Save The Elephants
- Saving Species
- Tetiaroa Society
- The Conservation Land Trust
- The Solutions Project
- Tony Fitzjohn/George Adamson African Wildlife Preservation Trust
- Tree People
- Virunga Fund
- WaterKeeper
- Wildlife Conservation Network
- Wildlife Conservation Society
- World Wildlife Fund

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  • bloop

    saving the planet, one yacht at a time.

  • LALA Land

    pfff !!!

  • LALA Land
  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! YEAH!!! JJ actually did a new post and they used his IG photo!
    Love what Leo is doing and how he making a difference in the world!

  • also…

    That doesn’t look like a selfie to me. It doesn’t seem like he is holding a phone or camera. jmo

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Its a side shot … I do it all the time. He’s holding his arm out to the side to get the view and himself.

    EDIT: YOU CAN SEE IT EVEN IN THE SHADOW ON THE ICE (oops sorry about caps) if you look closely.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! I agree! It might not be an actual selfie, but it is in the same vein. I think it’s cool and more casual than his other photos.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Whoot whoot!

  • UN1C0rN

    Yay! :-)

  • Still Together

    Leo’s first selfie on his IG.

    What if he next post a picture with the arms in the air like he just don’t care?

  • UN1C0rN

    You did it! You gave them all the info needed! lol

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! LOL! So from now on, when we want a new thread, we just have to give JJ the info and voilà – a new thread!!

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Ah, yes. I see that he’s posted himself. But today’s post is much more personal.
    It’s like he’s saying …
    “Hey guys,I saw this view ad its beautiful and I wanted t share the world through NY eyes.”
    Instead of …
    I’m going to pose for this selfie because I have to

    This one screams (happy) just to exist. I love it.
    Thank you for taking the time to share them with me.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Let’s just focus on the positive :)

  • LALA Land

    no big deal.

  • LALA Land

    so proud of him. the Leo I love.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW

    That’s just outta-sight wonderful.

  • also…

    Page Six same article basically. Boy, I hope we won’t see him on a yacht next week in Europe…
    http://pagesix.com/2015/07/14/dicaprios-foundation-grants-15m-to-environmental-groups/

  • LALA Land

    lol

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    I absolutely adore the picture they used at the top of the thread. He truly has a beautiful soul, illuminating through that grin. Love it.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Yes. I love this side of him too. The I am what I am, it is what it is. (Carefree leo is the side my heart swoons for.)

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    😊 ..

  • Disqus3

    As Instagram is still cockblocking me, let’s hope you drop by Jj, Leo I love you so much and as crazy as it gets on these blogs, we (and yes I’m including the whole damn world) absolutely love you!. Even if we won’t admit it all the time, or resort to showing it through jokes and sarcasm a la DM. But…. WE LOVE YOU and keep up the good work!!!!.

  • LALA Land

    nice.

  • LALA Land

    good eye !!!

  • Soleus

    Exactly! It’s a ‘i’m not taking a selfie, selfie’ :D

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Hah … Its what I do. Find the stuff that needs edited out. Haha.

    Thank you.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Exactly !

  • also…

    But if it’s not a selfie and someone is standing there taking his photo … the shadow could belong to that person. The way his arm is … doesn’t look like its extended for a selfie

  • Soleus
  • Still Together

    If isn’t a selfie he wouldn’t have to give credit whoever took the picture?

  • Soleus

    Alright this selfie/not a selfie debate doesn’t deserve a full on analysis. Agree to disagree!

  • LALA Land

    ah ok

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    If you look at the shoulder closest to the camera – his arm if it was resting by his side (would not) have the crease in his jacket(the same crease you see in his jacket. It would be flat. Or more smooth. Which indicates his arm is raised slightly. (Since that’s the side of the camera. That’s why I assumed selfie)

    The angle that this is shot – is almost parallel to his head …
    Because of the angle and closeness -his arm doesn’t have to be fully out and up.

    It’s just how I see it. To the side, about head high, slightly above and elbow bent. Its how I take pictures of my girls and I.

    Truth is … Unless he says its a selfie we won’t really know. It’s just my take on it.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Sorry

  • Soleus

    Lol its fine love, just sensed this whole thing was going to turn into a Bus 1/Bus 2 scenario.

  • also…

    No, it doesn’t need a debate. It’s simply my opinion. I wasn’t trying to make anyone agree with me. Either way it’s a great shot.

  • also…

    I respect that. I’m not a big selfie taker myself to be honest. To me it seems like someone else took the photos but it’s not worth the debate. Amazing shot! I think we all agree on that! 😉

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    No …. I’m not like that. I like Also, she’s pretty smart. We would have had to agree to disagree.
    I’m not into fighting. And as far as I have known her, (not long) she just voices her opinions and that’s that.
    She’s just strongly opinionated and stands by them.

  • Shelly

    Right!

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Exactly :)
    It is an amazing shot.

  • Shelly

    It’s not you it’s also She’d fight with the Devil if she had the chance.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    How’s your day Shelly? Almost done for the day and home to relax??

    Enjoy your lunch ?

  • Shelly

    I’m am done Moon it’s a beautiful day here.Just weed out my flower beds.My poor dog is minding the heat.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    I wish I had your green thumb. Everything I planted this year- died!
    Sigh….
    Congrats on being done. Lol. Our dogs are the sane. Marley Hates being in the heat. I dressed him up in Britts hoodie and some sunglasses, and after five minutes was done and wanted inside. Lol

    Any fun plans for your night? Still doing well on your diet?

  • Revengefan0101

    Yes! A post about Leo’s Foundation. It’s about time, JJ.

  • Angus12

    And Leo, once again, proves how much of an idiot he is.

  • Revengefan0101

    Did you use the #LDFoundation hashtag?

  • Soleus

    Haters gonna hate.

  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    Why come to a Leo thread if you don’t think much of him? Surely you have better things to do than spread negativity ?

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