Although most people are quick to recognize Leonardo DiCaprio for his acting skill and talent, many are not aware of his massive involvement in environmentalism. Most recently, he quietly donated $1 million to the Elephant Crisis Fund (ECF). The ECF informed NewLinQ that the funds will be used for anti-poaching and anti-trafficking efforts.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) currently lists elephants as endangered. They are victims of poaching because their ivory tusks are considered highly valuable in the Asian market.
DiCaprio created the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998. According to the organization’s website its mission is “protecting the Earth’s last wild places and fostering a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world.” It fulfills its mission by providing grants to conservation projects.
In 2015, DiCaprio also donated $3 million to the WWF tiger conservation program in Nepal. Another reason why he is one of the greatest actors of this generation.