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Leonardo DiCaprio Teams Up with Mexico President & Carlos Slim to Help Endangered Porpoises

Leonardo DiCaprio Teams Up with Mexico President & Carlos Slim to Help Endangered Porpoises

During a meeting on Thursday (June 8), Leonardo DiCaprio, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, billionaire Carlos Slim, and senior government officials at the Official Residence of Los Pinos created a Memorandum of Understanding to make major commitments to protect valuable marine ecosystems in the Gulf of California.

The Gulf has been under increased pressure from overfishing. The native Vaquita is on the brink of extinction as a result and there are also fewer than 30 of the native porpoises left in the wild.

“Now more than ever, the world is looking for bold leadership at every level to tackle climate change and environmental conservation issues,” Leonardo said. “I am honored to work with President Peña Nieto, who has been a leader in ecosystem conservation, to ensure the future viability of marine life in the Gulf. This action is a critical step towards ensuring that the Gulf of California continues to be both vibrant and productive, especially for species like the critically-endangered Vaquita. My Foundation and I look forward to continuing to work with President Peña Nieto, our NGO partners, and the local communities in the Gulf to reach greater progress on these important issues.”

“Mexico understands its responsibility as one of the countries with greatest biodiversity,” President Peña Nieto added. “That is why we have implemented an historic effort to avoid the extinction of a unique species in the world and also to protect important ecosystems such as the Revillagigedo World Heritage Site. Mexico also understands its vulnerability to the effects of climate change, and that is why we committed to meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement and to work with other countries to do the same. We are very pleased to have the support of the DiCaprio Foundation and the Slim Foundation since the sum of effort and teamwork always brings better results.”

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the Carlos Slim Foundation have pledged to support the ongoing operation of the enforcement, research and implementation of the objectives, which you can read below.

Click inside to find out the details of the memorandum…

- Making the temporary ban on the use of gillnets throughout the range of the Vaquita in the upper Gulf of California waters permanent

- Improving enforcement efforts to combat the use of illegal gillnets and increasing prosecution of illegal fishing and totoaba poaching,

-Prohibiting nighttime fishing in the upper Gulf of California and the Vaquita Reserve, and

- Implementing and enforcing limited entry and exit points throughout the region for all fishing through certified inspectors.

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  • rubie

    HA! Love it! YOU GO LEO………

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! Love seeing Leo getting so involved and trying to save endangered animals!!! It’s the reason I became a fan of his all those years ago!

    Hope everyone has a great day!

  • Fancypants

    Me too, and it’s one of a number of reasons I still continue to be a fan all these years later.

  • leoandtheblondes

    The boo looks sooooo good. 😘😘😘😘 Each day older, a day finer.

  • Tara✨

    “This A+ list mostly movie actor broke up with this foreign born model/beard quite some time ago. Apparently though he still obsesses over who she is dating or who he sees pictures of her with during nights out. He tries to sabotage every relationship with men she enters into. She is not sure why he is doing it since he never had sex with her the entire time they went out and has moved on to someone else a long time ago.” Leo D/Toni Garrn.
    Why tho???
    http://crazydaysandnights.net/2017/06/blind-item-4-1502.html

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! From leowdfan – thanks!
    More pictures from Mexico!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BVGDLS3FZ1K/?taken-by=leowdfan

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladeis!
    New from Leo’s IG in honor of World Ocean Day!
    Love manta rays! On my bucket list to swim with them!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BVF2R6Shlle/?taken-by=leonardodicaprio
    And another post celebrating Ocean Day!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BVGD8puBDJ6/?taken-by=leonardodicaprio

  • Surfgirl
  • also…

    Yummy!

  • also…

    Leowdfan won’t stop talking about Leo and Toni… 🤢

  • Tara

    Yes, and this is what helping the planet is producing. Comments like these are classic signs of delusion and cultish behavior. Get over the fact that Paris will not happen. And with people posting comments like this. Your agenda will fail, and I will not be sad about that.

    From Leo’s IG:
    abdiel1729españolTo assert a change in gloval warming you have to take drastic measures a solution you have to eradicate with 90% of humanity the planet is like a human gives you fever when you have a virus humanity is a virus so the planet agonizes we exhaust the Animal species thickens x if someone does not grab something will follow the felling of trees those who govern the world do not believe that there is global warming we have little time we have to think of viral disease that mankind control because we are a virus that kills the planet we have to take action We have little time

  • Fangirl

    Like fine wine. 😏

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! From BZ – thanks!
    Additional photos from Mexico from leonardo-dicaprio.net
    http://leonardo-dicaprio.net/photos/thumbnails.php?album=794

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  • leoandtheblondes

    Would it shock anyone if Leo ran for public office? Wouldn’t surprise me. If Donald Trump can be president, he surely can. Lol. And despite his lack of experience would probably do a better job. Anyway, I could see him being a state senator.

  • Tara✨

    Maybe if he makes coming out he has a big chance in California! Otherwise I don’t see him being popular in American society, he is also losing his women fan base. People will still watch his movies tho, because studios always give him the best roles with the best directors, cast and staff.
    Real Americans are very VERY conservative! Americans have strong family values! Trump is a president because after all he is a good father, his kids are worthy people with big families (that’s why he keeps Ivanka near), also many people hate Hilary as a corrupt shady person and the fact that she is a wife of ex president doesn’t make anyone happy. Nobody likes clans. Trump just has found right words for simple Americans. That’s all.
    DiCaprio is not a family man, he has many scandals, no education, people don’t like his hypocrisy etc…
    Who’s gonna vote for him and why???! :/

  • Surfgirl
  • Guess

    Hi, where? I’m not a member.

  • Surfgirl

    Sorry wrong link. My phone copied the wrong website

  • also…

    What is that poster taking about? Sloppy bun was damage control because some VS model got fired for posing with Leo????

  • Soleus

    Is this new?
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BVHsIm8A3Vp/?tagged=leonardodicaprio

    Lol cute he travels with his own pillow

  • also…

    It says it’s new but I think that’s a garment bag for the suit he wore in Mexico not a pillow.

  • also…
  • Soleus

    On second glance that does look like a garment bag lol

  • also…

    At first glance it did look like a pillow but after looking at all the photos I’m pretty sure it’s a garment bag.

  • Surfgirl

    I don’t know but I heard of that before. Just don’t know the model

  • Surfgirl

    Thats from when he went to the Bahamas with josey Lukas and nina

  • Surfgirl

    It doesn’t look like a real photo.

  • also…

    LOL. That’s why it seems new to me then. lol It does look at little off… 🤔

  • also…

    A VS model? Posing with Leo on a beach? I don’t recall anything like that and it seems unlikely that sloppy bun was damage control because of that.

  • also…
  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! There was a person who came on her several times posting the same comment I mean if it was such a ‘scandal, then why wasn’t there any photos? The thought that a model gets fired for posing suggestively with Leo on a beach is absolutely ludicrous – lol!

  • also…

    I know! Nobody here heard of this and it doesn’t even make sense. Why would VS fire someone for that and where are the photos? The only scandal around that time was the money laundering one.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! Looks like Leo is back in LA!! Hope he’s working on a project and takes some time to relax and hang with his buds!

    I’m off to go ride rollercoasters!!!
    Hope everyone has an amazing day!!!

  • Surfgirl

    I read it in the comments before. I don’t remember any actual news about it

  • Fangirl

    Hi, how did you know he’s back in LA?

  • also…

    Well Vinny was with Leo in Mexico and on his latest ig post the location is Holywood Hills. So they’re back in LA.

  • bee

    “Jennifer1722
    2 hours ago
    Hello everyone, i could be reading too much into this, but as you all know Toni is the hint queen 👑 she has made sure in the past few days to ensure that these flowers are seen, it only made me think as i. Remember nina posting the red roses she received from leo on her ig. ”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74f6ef7b72c85dfac2ee1308a323ecc816ace234b6e15d12c363290ae277bfc5.png

    https://disqus.com/home/channel/leonardodicaprio/discussion/channel-leonardodicaprio/climate_change_march/newest/

    P.S. And LA is where Toni Garrn is now.

  • Dream Girl

    Char19, USA, United States, 1 day ago writes
    “…how is he missing anything if he doesn’t want to be with her?”
    i like this one the most

  • also…

    How do you know shes in LA? She’s in GA shooting a movie. I’m sorry but why are some speculating that Leo will get back together with her because she followed him on ig? Lol.

  • bee

    There were photos of them at some Cannes party.

  • Guess

    I wouldn’t go there and start something. The man has been there and treated her a the end like shit. He’s been there ahd single for couple of weeks lol

    Why

  • also…

    She hasn’t posted anything about flowers and Jennifer1722 hasn’t posted here for a while. It’s just the troll being an idiot as usual.
    I mentioned Toni last night and she probably picked up on that.

  • also…

    She hasn’t posted anything about flowers and Jennifer1722 hasn’t posted here for a while. It’s just the troll being an idiot as usual.
    I mentioned Toni last night and she probably picked up on that.

  • bee

    Its from charade chanel lol.
    Old toni stories

  • bee

    Its from charade chanel lol.
    Old toni stories

  • bee
  • Tara✨

    Candy, yesterday you said you will spend this day in a bed with Leo! Lol 😂😂
    If he is back to contact with toni then there is no surprise. No A-list models want to go for it. But I guess she will raise the bids and he will have to promote her charity project hard. After all, ego is the biggest human weak point and fame is a hard drug.

  • Tara✨

    Candy, yesterday you said you will spend this day in a bed with Leo! Lol 😂😂
    If he is back to contact with toni then there is no surprise. No A-list models want to go for it. But I guess she will raise the bids and he will have to promote her charity project hard. After all, ego is the biggest human weak point and fame is a hard drug.

  • bee

    I’m at bed w Leo now .