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5 OCEANS
70+ PROJECTS
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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

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. CE

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 e

Lights on in the Amazon

Solar projects by two LDF-backed groups in the Amazon are bringing electricity to tribes without harmful fossil fuels.

Leonardo DiCaprio marches alongside indigenous leaders for climate justice

The People’s Climate March on April 29th was attended by more than 200,000 people in Washington D.C. including Leonardo DiCaprio, the foundation’s CEO Terry Tamminen and Executive Director Justin Winters.

California generates new energy record

California generated almost half of all energy from renewable resources for three hours.

Los Angeles considers bold step towards restricting oil development

Thanks to the hard work of LDF partners STAND LA and Liberty Hill Foundation, city council president Herb Wesson introduced a motion calling for a study of what it would take to shut down all oil and gas wells near homes, schools, hospitals and parks.

Britain goes coal-free in a historic first

In a historic first since 1882, Britain runs for an entire day without any coal.

United Nations takes up Rights of Nature

In recognition of Earth Day, the U.N. General Assembly met on April 21st to discuss a new, fundamental shift in law and policy to better protect Earth - “Earth Jurisprudence,” or Earth-centered governance.

Mexico must act now to save the Vaquita porpoise

Proximity to the fishing villages has diminished the vaquita population from 60 individuals two years ago to an estimated 30 individuals as of today.

Nature illuminated as never seen before

If Nature could draw its own map, what would it look like? One answer would be a map of the land area painted in 846 colors—representing a world not divided by political boundaries, but by ecoregions.

Saudi Arabia to invest $50 billion in solar and wind

Saudi Arabia is the world’s biggest crude oil exporter, but they jumping into the renewable energy scene in a huge way.

Scientists fear for the Great Barrier Reef’s future after it is hit with back to back bleaching years

New scientific survey shows two-thirds of coral have died due to global warming.

Rights of Nature movement spreads as India and New Zealand give legal personhood to glaciers and rivers

New Zealand and India recognize nature as ‘legal persons’ in conservation bid, extending the Rights of Nature movement.

How snack foods are destroying the Leuser Ecosystem

How your daily snacking habit might be contributing to the destruction of one of the most vital places on earth and home to the world’s most iconic wildlife.

China creates giant panda heaven

The Chinese government just approved one of the world’s largest protected areas, creating a giant panda reserve three times as big as Yellowstone National Park, and spanning three Chinese provinces. The reserve will connect approximately 67 existing

Will Los Angeles vote to divest from DAPL?

The City of Los Angeles has a debate on its hands. And no, it’s not whether the Lakers will reach 25 wins or not. Last week, two city councilmembers introduced a motion for the city to divest from Wells Fargo due to their funding of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Over the

Debt-for-Nature Swap in Seychelles

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation led investments to support the Nature Conservancy in the world's first debt swap aimed at ocean conservation and climate resiliency. The deal increases protection for the Seychelles from 1% to 30%.




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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.