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LDF makes historic grant announcement and welcomes Terry Tamminen as global CEO

LDF awards $15.6 Million to fund important conservation and environmental programs around the globe and warmly welcomes veteran environmental leader Terry Tamminen to head the foundation as CEO.

LDF and R20 Partner to Accelerate Climate Change Solutions

A new $650,000 grant from LDF allows R20 to identify and fund the best energy and infrastructure initiatives with the potential to create positive environmental and social benefits to communities, accelerating climate solutions.

A Landmark Day for the Earth

Leonardo addresses the United Nations on Earth Day 2016, marking a historic milestone as over 170 nations sign the 'Paris Agreement' -- a sweeping climate pact negotiated last year aimed at slowing global warming.

Increase in wild tigers marks a significant milestone

The number of wild tigers has been revised upwards to 3,890, an important milestone on the way to doubling tiger populations by 2022.

LDF Supports First Ever Debt-for-Nature Swap in Seychelles

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is leading private-sector investments to support the Nature Conservancy in the world's first debt swap aimed at ocean conservation and climate resiliency.

Leonardo Addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos

In January, Leonardo DiCaprio attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to receive the prestigious Crystal Award. The award is given to artists and cultural leaders who are helping to address the world's humanitarian and environmental c

Leonardo calls for climate action at Mayors summit in Paris

Leonardo addresses Mayors and local leaders gathered in Paris on the importance of switching to renewable energy to tackle the climate crisis.

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.




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Grantee spotlight: National Park Service

LDF has partnered with the National Park Service on their GPS collar tracking study to conserve and protect the threatened mountain lion population in the greater Los Angeles area.  

Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch, a project of Google, SkyTruth, and LDF grantee Oceana, is tapping into GPS and satellite technology to combat IUU fishing occurring throughout the world. The goal: to increase transparency and stop illegal fishing by informing governments, consumers, and businesses of harmful and dangerous industry practices.

Peru commits to publish vessel tracking data through Global Fishing Watch

Oceana applauds the efforts of Peru and Indonesia to promote fishing transparency.

Grantee spotlight: Conservation Land Trust newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter from LDF grantee the Conservation Land Trust (CLT) and learn about their bold work to rewild the Ibera wetlands in northeastern Argentina. LDF has been supporting CLT and their Ibera Rewilding Program in order to reintroduce the critically endangered jaguar as well as many other species, such as the Pampas Deer and Giant Anteater,… View Article

Leonardo DiCaprio continues efforts to protect endangered vaquita

  Mexico Commits to Protecting Critically-Endangered Marine Ecosystems Effort Supported by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the Carlos Slim Foundation MEXICO CITY – JUNE 7, 2017 – Today, during a meeting between President Enrique Peña Nieto, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carlos Slim, and senior government officials at the Official Residence of Los Pinos, a Memorandum of Understanding… View Article