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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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