Char­ity cham­pion

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Es­tab­lish­ing the Leonardo Dicaprio Foun­da­tion in 1998, the ac­tor has worked to bring at­ten­tion and fund­ing to pro­tect­ing bio­di­ver­sity, ocean and for­est con­ser­va­tion, and cli­mate change – with the lat­ter a cause he holds close to his heart. ‘Cli­mate change is real,’ he said in his ac­cep­tance speech for his Best Ac­tor Os­car in 2016. ‘We need to work col­lec­tively to­gether and stop pro­cras­ti­nat­ing.’

The star and his pal Ste­vie Won­der sup­ported UNHCR’S In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace last year Leo joined in a cli­mate march in Washington ear­lier this year Leo talked cli­mate change with then-us Pres­i­dent Obama in a 2016 doco ‘As a young boy I was ob­sessed with en­dan­gered species and the ex­tinct species,’ re­veals Leo, here with the crit­i­cally en­dan­gered Su­ma­tran orang­utan

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