Leonardo DiCaprio, IFAW Honorary Board member, actor, philanthropist, and enviro

Leonardo DiCaprio

IFAW Honorary Board member, actor, philanthropist, and environmental advocate

“Elephants, tigers and other wildlife are in crisis due to poaching, habitat loss and human activities. That’s why public education is important. Join me and IFAW in taking action for animals.”

Leonardo DiCaprio, an award-winning actor and a four-time Academy Award® nominee, has been an outspoken advocate for environmental issues throughout much of his career. In 1998, at the age of 24, DiCaprio established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation with the mission of protecting the Earth’s last wild places and implementing solutions to build a more harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world. Through grantmaking, public campaigns, and media projects, DiCaprio has worked to bring much-needed attention and funding to the following focus areas—protecting biodiversity, ocean and forest conservation, and climate change. Over the last several years, his foundation has rapidly scaled up its grantmaking operation, allocating over $10 million to projects that protect fragile ecosystems and key species around the globe, while also improving the lives of local communities. Recently, he led several innovative fundraising events, raising significant funding for projects the foundation is developing and supporting. Additionally, in an effort to empower his fans to make a difference, DiCaprio uses digital media to inform and inspire the public, offering them ways to take action on an array of issues—from protecting sharks in California and elephants in Africa to supporting the transition of our society to clean, renewable energy. (Read more)