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:
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- projects funded
- grants awarded
- organizations supported
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LDF Hosts 20th Anniversary Celebration, surpasses $100 million in total grant making
LDF hosted a 20th Anniversary Celebration to raise funds for its global environmental efforts to address climate change and protect biodiversity.
Fossil fuels will peak in the 2020s as renewables supply all growth in energy demand
A new report shows that trillions of dollars are at risk as energy transition disrupts entire sectors.
LDF honors Amazon Frontlines and Ceibo Alliance with Environmental Activist Award
LDF is proud to honor Amazon Frontlines and Ceibo Alliance with the first annual Environmental Activist Award that celebrates environmental groups whose work has created significant, positive impact in their field of focus.
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.
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.
World's rarest ape threatened with extinction by hydroelectric dam
The world’s most endangered great ape population, the Tapanuli Orangutans, is in danger of being decimated by a proposed hydropower dam.
Connect to protect
Connectivity is the safety network for biodiversity conservation.
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.
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.
Are we racing towards Earth’s ‘Hothouse’ tipping point?
A shocking new scientific report shows that we are hitting the ceiling of the warmest conditions on Earth over the past 1 million years.
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.
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.
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.
Support wildland firefighters: End the war on wildfire
Many people greatly appreciate wildland firefighters for their efforts to protect lives and homes during wildfires, but supporting bad fire management policies is not the way to show your support for firefighters.