Dedicated to the protection 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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Announcing a tech breakthrough to save elephants and lions and much more
LDF is proud to announce the release of a new potentially game-changing technology, TrailGuard AI. Built in collaboration with our grantee RESOLVE and Intel, TrailGuard AI takes advantage of advances in artificial intelligence to stop poachers before they kill
Eavesdrop on forest sounds to effectively monitor biodiversity, researchers say
Recording and analyzing forest soundscapes can be an effective way of monitoring changes in animal communities in tropical forests and human presence, researchers say in a new commentary published in Science.
LDF Executive Director Justin Winters introduces One Earth at Bioneers
One Earth, an initiative of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, has developed a bold, new plan to avert a climate crisis and protect our biosphere. Justin Winters explains the three OE goals humanity needs to achieve by 2050.
Missing Pathways to 1.5°C are dependent on forests and land
The role of the land sector in ambitious climate action.
The latest climate science must mobilize us, not paralyze us
The long-awaited new IPCC report makes for grim reading: To avoid severe economic and social shocks and protect essential ecosystems, we urgently need to limit the increase in global temperature to within 1.5° C. But how?
Protection of primary forests is priority, but reforestation is also crucial
A new international study shows that secondary forests remain species and carbon-poor compared to undisturbed primary forests.
Deforestation is tearing through our carbon budget
To stay below 1.5°, keep the forest standing.
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.
No time for false saviours
Burning forests won’t help us out of the climate crisis. Restoring them will.
Landscapes are the operable unit for large-scale land conservation
A new national report - Pathways to Progress - details how people can work together to conserve nature across societal and geographic divides.
Global Forest Loss - Who’s in the driver’s seat?
There are many different reasons why forests are declining, some of them are natural but most of them are man-made.
A message from Amazon leaders to world leaders
Indigenous leaders from across the Amazon Basin released a declaration calling for the consolidation of the biggest environmental and cultural corridor in the world to unite protected areas with indigenous territories, recover degraded areas and promote the sustainable use of the forest.
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.
More than USD1 billion per year needed to secure Africa’s protected areas with lions
Investing in Africa’s parks and reserves could save Africa’s lions, benefit people and secure priceless global assets.