Leonardo DiCaprio leads $43M effort to restore Galápagos Islands

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18th May, 2021. 04:09 pm
Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio has announced to donate a $43m pledge to enact sweeping conservation operations across the Galápagos Islands.

With his social media accounts taken over by a wildlife veterinarian and island restoration specialist.

DiCaprio joined forces with re-wild for the latest initiative, with the organization also including distinguished scientists apart from the actor.

 

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The 46 years old actor said: “When I travelled to the Galápagos Islands, I met with Paula Castaño and other environmental heroes in Ecuador working day in and day out to save one of the most irreplaceable places on the planet.”

“Around the world, the wild is declining. We have degraded three-quarters of the wild places and pushed more than 1 million species to the brink of extinction. More than half of Earth’s remaining wild areas could disappear in the next few decades if we don’t decisively act,” he continued.

“The environmental heroes that the planet needs are already here. Now we all must rise to the challenge and join them,” he added.

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