Dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants
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:
- year founded
- projects funded
- grants awarded
- organizations supported
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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.
Connect to protect
Connectivity is the safety network for biodiversity conservation.
Bold initiative aims to protect coral reefs in the Dominican Republic
A new marine protected area, the Southeast Marine Sanctuary, has recently been declared, covering 786,300 hectares of reef environment, thus making it one of the largest protected areas in the Caribbean.
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.
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.
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.
Stronghold for community forest conservation is under threat in Guatemala
The remote Maya Biosphere Reserve in northeast Guatemala is the site of a dramatic, politically-charged situation which is currently unfolding at the highest levels of Guatemalan and American government, in corporate offices, and in the tropical forests of the Reserve.
New report proves 100% Renewable is achievable and affordable
A new scientific article debunks a number of myths used against renewable energy.