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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

Leo launches initiative with WWF to stop wildlife crime

Leonardo DiCaprio helped launch WWF’s “Hands Off My Parts” initiative. The initiative represents a week-long effort tied to WWF’s Stop Wildlife Crime campaign to raise awareness and mobilize support to end the illegal trade of wildlife.

Leo kicks off IFAW’s animal auction week for elephants

A poaching frenzy is devastating Africa's elephant population. Educate kids about this special animal and join the campaign to end the trade of Ivory.

Leo joins the jury of the ‘Date With History’ contest

A diverse group of organisations and individuals have joined forces behind the ‘Date With History’ online youth video speech contest, designed to encourage young people from all walks of life and all over the world speak ‘truth to power’ and

Leo joins the Zayed Future Energy Prize jury

Leonardo joined the jury of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, an annual $4 Million prize awarded to inspiring future energy innovators.

DiCaprio urges CA senate to save sharks

In Partnership with WildAid, NRDC, the Humane Society and Noted Friends, DiCaprio urges CA State Senators to show support for Assembly Bill 376 which will acknowledge the importance of the continued existence of the shark species to maintain a health

DiCaprio commits million to tigers

As world leaders gather for a historic summit to save tigers from extinction, Leonardo DiCaprio committed $1 million to World Wildlife Fund for urgent tiger conservation efforts through his Fund at the California Community Foundation.

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Grantee spotlight: Oceans 5

LDF grantee Oceans 5, an international funder’s collaborative dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and constraining overfishing, has undertaken numerous projects to implement marine protected areas throughout the world.

National monuments under attack: An unprecedented threat to our national heritage

Bears Ears National Monument, a Utah landscape sacred to numerous Native American tribes,  is under threat after President Trump issued an executive order calling for a review of national monuments designated since 1996.  LDF grantee Utah Dine Bikeyah and the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition have joined forces to send a strong message to Interior Secretary Zinke: protect this sacred land.

LDF featured at CERES Conference

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was featured at the recent CERES Conference hosted in San Francisco. Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, was invited to present and discuss sustainable, climate-friendly investing to a diverse crowd of stakeholders. CERES believes that good governance, transparency, stakeholder engagement and bottom line performance are all hallmarks of a… View Article

Project Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan to reverse global warming

On April 17th, Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming was released. The book, edited by Paul Hawkin, is the culmination of two years of research and collaboration to present the best available information on climate solutions.

LDF Grantee Spotlight: Our Children’s Trust

LDF is proud to support Our Children’s Trust (OCT), who represented 21 youth in a historic lawsuit arguing that the Federal Government is not only violating the youth’s fundamental right to life, liberty, and property but also the Public Trust Doctrine, by knowingly engaging in actions that create a dangerous climate situation.