Leonardo DiCaprio gives Oceana $3 million USD for Shark Conservation

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I just read in a note from Andrew Sharpless (CEO of Oceana) that the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gave a $3 million dollar grant (to be spent over the course of 3 years) to Oceana for its work with marine conservation (and in particular its work with sharks, marine animals, and habitat in the Pacific and Arctic oceans):

I’m proud to announce that the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation just awarded Oceana a grant of $3 million to aid our conservation efforts in the Pacific and Arctic Oceans [...] DiCaprio’s grant will support Oceana’s efforts to protect great white sharks, dolphins, whales and other marine animals from being caught (and potentially killed) as bycatch in gillnets and other unselective fishing gear. Additionally, the grant will help Oceana protect ecologically important ocean areas from the tip of Chile to the Gulf of Alaska from bottom trawling.

In a statement on the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation website Di Caprio 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. It’s my hope that this grant will help Oceana continue the tremendous work that they do daily on behalf of our oceans.”

Screenshot of the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation. Click to the Foundation website.

Screenshot of the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation. Click to the Foundation website.

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2 thoughts on “Leonardo DiCaprio gives Oceana $3 million USD for Shark Conservation

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