Leonardo DiCaprio donates €6 million to ocean conservation projects

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Great Gatsby actor and environmental conservationist Leonado DiCaprio has pledged €6 million to marine conservation efforts to help protect the world’s ocean.

That is on top of the €2.1m the Hollywood heartthrob contributed last year.

The generous donation was revealed during the committed environmentalist’s speech, at the “Our Ocean” conference held by the U.S State Department in Washington D.C.

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“Since my very first dive on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia 20-years-ago to the dive I got to do in the very same location just two years ago, I’ve witnessed environmental devastation firsthand.” Leo shared at the conference, adding: “I stand here as the concern citizen of this planet who believes that this is the most important issue of our time.”

In November 2010, the 39 year old donated €0.7m to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia’s tiger summit.

Di Caprio’s persistence in reaching the event after encountering two plane delays caused Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to describe him as a “muzhik” or “real man”.


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