Leonardo DiCaprio gives three million dollar grant to Oceana.
by Maria Mooney
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The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has provided a three million dollar grant to be spread over a three-year period for the largest international advocacy group of the world’s oceans, Oceana. The generous grant is aimed at protecting threatened ocean habitats and wildlife and advocating for more environmentally responsible fishing measures.

Oceana CEO, Andy Sharpless, says, “The foundation and Leo’s support for campaigns like our efforts to ban the drift gillnets in California will help Oceana win more protections for countless sharks and other marine animals and for ocean habitats in the Pacific and Arctic – which include some of the most productive ocean places in the world. The net impact will be a much more abundant and biodiverse ocean that has many millions more sharks and critical and amazing marine animals, wilder and more pristine ocean habitats and oceans that can feed over a billion people – many of them hungry – a healthy seafood meal each day.”

The generous grant will support Oceana’s work to preserve ecologically important ocean environments from the south of Chile to the north of Alaska. It will also support the movement to ban drift gillnets off California so that whales, turtles, dolphins and other marine wildlife will not be caught and killed in the netting.

“The Wolf of Wallstreet” star hopes the grant will allow Oceana to continue its amazing work. He said, “Protecting our planet’s oceans and the marine species that call it home is one of the most pressing sustainability crises facing humanity today and a moral imperative that we must acknowledge.” We couldn’t agree more.

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