Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $2 Million to Marine Conservation Initiative, Oceans 5

PHOTO CREDIT: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
PHOTO CREDIT: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Leonardo DiCaprio on Thursday announced that his foundation is donating $2 million to Oceans 5, an international collective dedicated to stopping illegal fishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans.

The actor’s donation comes on top of a $3 million grant he announced earlier this year to Oceana’s effort to protect sharks, marine mammals and key ocean habitats in the Eastern Pacific. At a State Department conference on marine conservation in June, DiCaprio said his foundation would contribute $7 million to a variety of marine conservation initiatives over the next 24 months.

“The sad truth is that less than two percent of our oceans are fully protected,” DiCaprio said on Thursday. “We need to change that now.”

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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