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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One Earth Climate Model
A groundbreaking new scientific initiative that proves we can keep the world below 1.5˚C in global temperature rise.
A new song for the Earth
Artist and rapper Lil Dicky debut “Earth,” a new music-led initiative to raise awareness for climate change and the environment.
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.
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.
The Global Deal For Nature
"A Global Deal for Nature (GDN): Guiding Principles, Milestones, and Targets” proposes a bold vision for what we need to do to ensure the functioning of the biosphere.
The Pangolin Crisis Fund: hope for pangolins
Wildlife Conservation Network, together with Save Pangolins and in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, is launching the Pangolin Crisis Fund to help save one of the world’s most unique animals from extinction.
Waorani People win landmark legal victory against Ecuadorian Government
A key legal precedent for indigenous rights and rainforest protection in a major setback for Ecuadorian Government’s plans to drill for oil across 7 million acres of South-Central Ecuadorian Amazon.
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?
The first-ever practical Guide to making shark and ray MPAs more effective goes live
How can marine protected areas save more sharks and benefit livelihoods? A new guide, based on research funded by the Shark Conservation Fund, helps planners design better shark MPAs.
Guns, corals and steel: are nuclear shipwrecks a biodiversity hotspot?
This is the fifth part of the ongoing Reefscape series. The Reefscape Project of the asnerlab.org is supported by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and is journalistically hosted by Mongabay.
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.
Deforestation is tearing through our carbon budget
To stay below 1.5°, keep the forest standing.
’Unprecedented’ loss of biodiversity threatens humanity, report finds
The UN’s IPBES released a summary of far-reaching research on the threats to biodiversity on May 6. The findings are dire, indicating that around 1 million species of plants and animals face extinction.
Farming for carbon: why farmers are key to fighting climate change
A Farmer’s journey into Carbon Farming with help from LDF Grantee Carbon Cycle Institute.
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.