Leonardo DiCaprio and his foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, have provided $2 million in grant to Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative dedicated to stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans.
“Oceans 5 is an exciting new platform for marine conservation. Working together with other philanthropists, we are making smarter, more impactful investments for the future of our planet.” the 39-year-old actor said in a statement. “The sad truth is that less than two percent of our oceans are fully protected. We need to change that now. My Foundation supports Oceans 5 projects that are directly improving ocean health by stopping overfishing and creating marine reserves.”
This announcement comes on the heels of Leonardo‘s big speech at the United Nations Climate Summit last month – watch in case you missed it!