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Leonardo DiCaprio Reacts to Rising Wild Tiger Populations (Statement)

Leonardo DiCaprio Reacts to Rising Wild Tiger Populations (Statement)

Leonardo DiCaprio has released a statement after it was announced that the number of wild tigers has increased for the first time after 100 years in decline.

The 41-year-old actor’s foundation, along with the World Wildlife Fund, committed to doubling the number of wild tigers by 2022. Leonardo‘s foundation has donated over $6.2 million since 2010.

“Tigers are some of the most vital and beloved animals on Earth. With our partners at WWF, my Foundation has supported major efforts to double the number of tigers in the wild. In Nepal, our efforts have produced one of the greatest areas of progress in tiger conservation, which is helping drive this global increase in population. I am so proud that our collective efforts have begun to make progress toward our goal, but there is still so much to be done. I am optimistic about what can be achieved when governments, communities, conservationists and private foundations like ours come together to tackle global challenges,” Leonardo said in a statement.

Click inside for the statement from the World Wildlife Fund…

“We’ve watched tigers decline for decades and have dreamed of bending that curve in the other direction,” Carter Roberts, president and CEO of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), said. “In a sea of bad news on the environment, we’re now seeing increases in global wild tiger population for the first time in 100 years. This is a big deal. Together with the generous support of our partners like LDF and so many others, we are making significant progress on one of the greatest comeback stories in conservation. We see that leaders matter. Communities matter. And coalitions matter. Now is the moment to amplify these efforts and achieve our shared dream to double the wild tiger population by 2022.”

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  • miau

    First ! YAY! ( I’ve always wanted to do this :)

  • Dis gonna be gud

    I didn’t know Leo’s foundation has done work in Nepal too. I’m half Nepali so this is especially nice to hear.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! So happy JJ did a thread on this subject. Leo and his foundation have been involved in saving tigers for well over a decade – 15 yrs to be exact!!! Happy to see it paying off!

  • Dis gonna be gud

    Jared with that pic again tho /= So unflattering..

  • Bibi

    Ok question.. do we know if shelby is leos? Or lukas? I’m confused. To many girls.

  • Fangirl

    Just found out that Taylor Swift earned $80 million last year and Leo only $29 million. Wow, that’s a lot of difference. 😑

  • Fangirl

    Shelby is nobody’s. Lol

  • Guess

    Hi, why are you bringing that up again??? Such a great article and purpose. Discussed to death on the other thread.

  • Fancypants

    Agree, this is great news!

  • Bibi

    I dont like taylor swift. I alway think about cleaning when I hear her name 😂because swiffer cleaning products. And she moves like a broom stick (we say that in germany. Dont know if you too lol)

  • Bibi

    Sorry 😕

  • ####

    When did he find time to write this when he was being a NYC tour guide this weekend? Lol

  • disqus_bZdhgybt6a

    Response to the Chelsey story? He usually has these announcements well timed.

  • Revengefan0101

    LOL. Sunshine PR to the rescue!

  • ####

    Of course….always something positive to counteract the negative.

  • Fangirl

    So Dave mentioned on his IG that he’s heading to NY on Tuesday. Is Leo still there?

  • Revengefan0101

    She sells out stadiums. Leo doesn’t sing.

  • ####
  • disqus_bZdhgybt6a

    Which photo?

  • Fangirl

    Yeah, music artists earn a lot more than actors/actresses.

  • Fangirl
  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! Nothing to be sorry for. You can ask anything you want. This is an open forum.

  • disqus_bZdhgybt6a

    Thanks. His guests are leaving today and Coachella is this weekend but he might stay a couple of days.

  • Fangirl

    I think so too.

  • Bibi
  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! Actually, that was the Orangutan IG story he released last week – lol! This story was actually put out by WWF and they mentioned Leo and included his statement because he is doing a joint tiger project with them, I believe in Nepal.

  • Fangirl
  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! I know there is a new thread, but I think it’s dumb, and this is such. great article, I would rather stay here!

  • ####

    I say we stay here

  • J Gurl

    Just got on. I’m lost. Where is everybody?

  • ####

    I’m pretty sure this is the Buddha at Leo’s house. Lol

    https://instagram.com/p/BECrCFluRu6/

  • disqus_bZdhgybt6a

    I think it is. The little guy is not impressed.

  • J Gurl

    Can someone give me a recap please? :)

  • ####
  • ####
  • Dis gonna be gud

    The Shelly girl posted some snaps where you can hear Leo talking very clearly.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! Thanks! You can see the producers from Red Granite – the ones accused of stealing money from the Malaysian government to fund WOWS.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! I think we are staying on this thread!

  • Miss Plum

    What does he say

  • Dis gonna be gud

    He was telling those models about how they can bike around Central Park and in another one he was talking about The Empire Strikes back or something.

  • J Gurl

    Thanks girl! Is there any way to see it without having snapchat?

  • Dis gonna be gud

    There is a way but I have no idea how sadly. You didn’t miss anything juicy. In the first snap she filmed her view of walking through Central Park. You don’t see Leo or anyone in the snap but you hear them all walking together and he’s explaining to the group how they can bike around Central Park. In the second one it was a view of a sea and you don’t see anyone in it again but Leo can be heard sounding like he’s trying to guess something. Idk if they were playing a game or what but he could be heard mentioning The Empire Strikes Back.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! If you scroll throught the last thread, #### posted some screen shots. You can see Leo and Vinny in a few of them.

  • nardy

    Just read a recap of everything , and i defintely agree. This is all too strange. Why is he allowing these girl to film him? Maybe because they are unknown models?? I have checked their ig and neither of them have been affilated with a huge brand. Unlike this chelsey girl.. she is a vs pink model…
    Idk?

  • nardy

    And one more thing.. is this quote from leo?

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BECX_03Ks-m/

  • nardy

    Really there were tons of great photos of him at that event!

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! A troll left a comment on Vinny’s IG about the snapchat video and how it showed Leo. He deleted that comment, but left the other troll comments. If they weren’t aware of it before, they are definitely aware of it now. It is weird – who knows.

  • nardy

    Thanks! Has she removed the video?
    Can you link the photo?

  • Fangirl
  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! I don’t do snapchat, but if you go to the last thread, #### posted screenshots. I’m not sure if the video is still around.

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