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New Film ‘Biomimicry’ Explores Nature’s Technology

A new short film 'Biomimicry' explores the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design, and other challenges.

Leonardo joins artists and public leaders at the Global Citizen Festival

Leonardo joins artists and public figures from around the world to celebrate the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York.

Leonardo and LDF join more than 400 institutions pledging to divest from fossil fuels

Leonardo and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced today they are joining over 400 institutions and 2,000 individuals participating in the pledge Divest-Invest pledge, along with governments and investors from 43 countries.

2nd Annual LDF Gala raises over $40 million

LDF held its annual fundraising gala in St. Tropez raising more than $40 Million to protect Earth’s last wild places and implement solutions to preserve and save the environment.

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation grants $15 million to global conservation efforts

In a continued effort to preserve and protect the future of our planet, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is providing $15 million in grants to organizations implementing innovative and impactful environmental projects around the globe.

Oscar-nominated ‘Virunga’ highlights crisis of endangered gorillas

Netflix teamed up with executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio on the original documentary film, 'Virunga', which follows an embattled team of park rangers and the endangered mountain gorillas they protect.

LDF donates $2 million to Oceans 5 collaborative

Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative, announced a $2 Million grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation dedicated to stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans.

400,000 march alongside indigenous leaders calling for climate action

The People’s Climate March in New York City was the largest climate march in history and a watershed moment for indigenous peoples who have been on the front lines of climate change.

Leonardo delivers landmark speech at the United Nations climate summit

On September 23, 2014 Leonardo DiCaprio addressed one of the largest gatherings of government, business and civil society leaders in history at the U.N. Climate Summit.

Clinton Global Initiative awards Leonardo for environmental work

Leonardo's work to protect the environment earned him a prestigious Clinton Global Citizen Award at the kickoff of the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York.

DiCaprio designated a UN Messenger of Peace

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Academy Award-nominated actor and committed environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change.

Leonardo is honored at Oceana’s SeaChange event

DiCaprio was honored at the 7th annual SeaChange Summer Party for his continued commitment to protecting the world’s oceans.

First LDF St. Tropez gala raises $25M for environmental conservation

The first The St. Tropez Gala raised over $25 million to support the work of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, dedicated to protecting Earth’s last wild places.

Leonardo pledges $7M at John Kerry’s ‘Our Oceans’ conference

At the 'Our Oceans' summit spearheaded by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Leonardo pledges $7M in funding to help support a monumental effort that will protect more than 772,000 square miles of ocean territory.

LDF donates $1 million to protect elephants

The Elephant Crisis Fund, a joint initiative created by Wildlife Conservation Network and Save the Elephants, is thrilled to announce a $1 million LDF grant that will be used to save elephants from the current ivory poaching crisis by funding on-the-

Oceana accounces $3 million grant from LDF

Washington, DC – Oceana, the largest international advocacy group to work on behalf of the world’s oceans, announced a $3 million grant today from the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation aimed at protecting threatened ocean habitat and keystone marine

Video: Leo talked with Ellen Degeneres

Did you also know that Leo survived swimming in a cage with a great white shark? Watch Leo and Ellen discuss the intense shark encounter as well as his movie Wolf of Wall Street and the environmental work of his Foundation.

Leo and Venturi Automobiles team up

Venturi Automobiles announced a joint venture with award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship - the world’s first fully-electric race series beginning in September 2014.

The 11th Hour Auction results

Works by many of the world's preeminent contemporary artists sold at Christie's raising $38.8 Million for wildlife conservation.

Thailand announces an end to ivory trade

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pledged to start a legislative process to end ivory trade in Thailand, seizing a key opportunity to stem global wildlife trafficking at the opening of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Spe

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