Leonardo DiCaprio Takes a Step to Protect Marine Life, Donates $3 Million

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  February 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM Environmental Health
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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has donated $3 million for the protection of sharks and other marine life to a conservation organization.
 Leonardo DiCaprio Takes a Step to Protect Marine Life, Donates $3 Million
Leonardo DiCaprio Takes a Step to Protect Marine Life, Donates $3 Million

The 'Wolf of Wall Street' actor's foundation gave Oceana group the grant to help it promote responsible fishing and safeguard the welfare of sharks dolphins and whales in the Pacific and Arctic, Sky News reported.

Chief executive Andy Sharpless said that the sum will be spread over a three-year period and will be used to protect marine animals from being caught and killed as "bycatch".

DiCaprio had previously awarded a 3 million dollars grant to the World Wildlife Fund to boost a scheme to help Nepal double its wild tiger population by 2022.

Source: ANI

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