Leonardo Dicaprio he is one of the most famous faces in the film industry; however, it is not only known for that. In recent years, his struggle in defense of the environment It has intensified and uses both its money and its image to promote positive changes regarding this issue. Since 1998 he created a foundation that bears his name, through which it has helped the preservation of biodiversity worldwide.
Said foundation (Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation) allocates the donations it receives to five specific areas: conservation of wild areas, conservation of the oceans, climate change, indigenous rights, transforming California and innovative solutions.
Last year the actor and protagonist of Titanic, along with Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth, gave life to the foundation Earth alliance. The initiative was designed to help the Amazon jungle after the devastating fires of August 2019, which seriously affected one of the world's "lungs".
Dicaprio has also known merge his passion for cinematography and the causes he fights for. Ice and Fire is a documentary film that the actor produced, in this a series of scientists explore the consequences of climate change and how to counteract the effects. He also worked in collaboration with National Geographic in the documentary Before the flood for which Leonardo Dicaprio traveled through several countries and met with political leaders to discuss climate change, the environment and the measures to be taken.
From The @Guardian: Alarm over the discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near the Galápagos Islands. The fleet was found just outside a protected zone, raising the prospect of damage to the marine ecosystem. About 260 ships are currently in international waters just outside a 188-mile wide exclusive economic zone around the island, but their presence has already raised the prospect of serious damage to the delicate marine ecosystem, said a former environment minister, Yolanda Kakabadse. “This fleet’s size and aggressiveness against marine species is a big threat to the balance of species in the Galapagos,” she told the Guardian. Kakabadse and an ex-mayor of Quito, Roque Sevilla, were on Monday put in charge of designing a “protection strategy” for the islands, which lie 563 miles west of the South American mainland. Chinese fishing vessels come every year to the seas around the Galapagos, which were declared a Unesco world heritage site in 1978, but this year’s fleet is one of the largest seen in recent years. Photo: Adrian Vasquez / AP
Recently one of the biggest environmental concerns is the invasion of China's fishing fleets (around 260 vessels) into the territory bordering the Galapagos Islands, which were declared, in 1978, Natural Heritage of Humanity, by Unesco.
The environmental activist did not miss the opportunity to pronounce on social networks and chose to share a journalistic note from the media The Guardian which explains the current situation regarding the invasion of fishing vessels. His social network Instagram is full of publications related to the environmental issue, so he uses it as an information platform to publicize news such as what is currently happening in the Galapagos Islands to the world. (I)