Leonardo DiCaprio fights for the Antarctic Ocean and urges others to do the same
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Causes, Environment
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Leonardo DiCaprio has to have one of the most influential Facebook pages across the nation. If you’re looking for a way to benefit the environment, just visit his page. For example, today he posted about the importance of protecting the Antarctic Ocean and its creatures.

He wrote, “Antarctic waters are home to almost 10,000 species including whales, orcas, leopard seals and penguins. Can you believe we actually have a chance to save and protect them over the long term? How? By getting governments to create the world’s largest network of marine protected areas.

“In just a few days, 25 countries will meet behind closed doors to decide the fate of the Southern Ocean. Let’s let them know WE want to see the Antarctic Seas protected.”

DiCaprio’s post reflects the Antarctic Ocean Alliance’s (AOA) overall mission. The organization hopes to gather as many signatures on its petition to push the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to create marine protected areas and to ensure they keep their word in defending the area.

“The Great Gatsby” actor is so committed that even the cover photo on his Facebook page is of penguins living in the Antarctic.

As the homepage shows, other famous faces are also participating including Sam Neill, Richard Branson, Ted Danson and Ed Norton.

If you want join these fellow actors and environmentalists, just visit the AOA’s official website.

Photo Credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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