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The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. LDF's grantmaking program encompasses six focus areas:
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Geoengineering will not solve climate change
Geoengineering schemes like BECCS that are meant to manipulate our ecosystems and global natural processes come with great risks and uncertainties, as well as with foreseeable adverse impacts on land ecosystems and human communities depending on them.
A new app puts seagrass mapping in the hands of ocean lovers
Seagrasses are disappearing at alarming rates, and new efforts by marine biologists aim to get anyone with a smart phone involved in their conservation.
Pope Francis to oil executives: ‘no time to lose’ on climate change
Pope Francis urges oil and finance titans to move away from fossil fuels and act quickly on finding clean forms of energy.
LDF and Jackson Family Wines announce partnership to promote environmental sustainability
Two environmental leaders, Jackson Family Wines, a leader in sustainability in the wine industry, and the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation announced today they are joining forces to promote environmental sustainability and raise public awareness about environmental issues.
One-third of the world’s protected areas are threatened by ‘intense’ human pressure
A new study finds that a full third of protected areas have been converted for human use or are facing major pressures from development. It’s clear governments need to do more to protect vulnerable ecosystems.
Forest Protection in the Trump era
A new essay explores the current threats to our national forests as the Trump administration and new Congress attempt to reduce environmental protections and increase logging.
New report proves 100% Renewable is achievable and affordable
A new scientific article debunks a number of myths used against renewable energy.
1.5C is possible but only if we radically scale natural climate solutions
A recent scientific assessment tells us we can still reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. Good news: our greater ‘ambition’ to combat climate change should give us more of what we want anyway.
New study finds catastrophic loss of mangroves
Mangroves are vital to stabilizing the global climate system but we are losing them at an alarming rate.
North American cities will see major economic benefits by switching to 100% renewable energy
In a new paper published in Sustainable Cities and Society, colleagues from Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley provide roadmaps for 53 towns and cities across North America to obtain 100% of their energy from wind, water, and solar power plus storage.