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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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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.
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.
6 Ways to help pollinator populations thrive
Global food security depends on pollinators, but their populations are under threat. Learn what you can do to help.
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.
Endangered: Exploring sustainability and art - with artist Porky Hefer at Design Miami/Basel 2018
LDF is partnering with Porky Heffer on his project, entitled Endangered, using eco-friendly art to bring attention to the issues impacting wildlife. SFA Advisory and Southern Guild will be presenting the South African artist's work to Design Miami/Basel.
Underwater: rising seas, chronic floods, and the implications for U.S. coastal real estate
With support from LDF, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a new study that analyzes projected economic impacts caused by accelerated sea level rise for the U.S. coastal real estate market.
InsideClimate News launches the National Environment Reporting Network
InsideClimate News is working to ensure the news ecosystem doesn’t lose the environmental journalist.