Leonardo DiCaprio Fights to Help Wildlife in Indonesia
Leonardo DiCaprio poses with some elephants and activists while visiting the Mount Leuser National Park on Sunday (March 27) in Indonesia.
“The lowland #rainforest of the Leuser Ecosystem are considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran #elephant. In these forests, ancient elephant migratory paths are still used by some of the last #wild herds of Sumatran elephants. But the expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the #forest and cutting off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is supporting local partners to establish a mega-fauna sanctuary in the Leuser Ecosystem, last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist in the wild,” the 41-year-old actor wrote on Instagram.
Local leaders are fighting to save the land in the courts, but additional help is needed. Please sign the Change.org petition to show your support.