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In a continued effort to preserve and protect the future of the planet, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has provided $15 million in grants to organizations implementing innovative and impactful conservation projects around the globe.

This new round of grants furthers the foundation’s strategic approach to tackling some of today’s most pressing environmental issues, which include funding concrete and early-phase solutions to protect key species and threatened marine and terrestrial ecosystems and empowering indigenous communities to be the long-term stewards and protectors of their natural resources.

“The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore,” said Leonardo DiCaprio. “We have a responsibility to innovate a future where the habitability of our planet does not come at the expense of those who inhabit it. I am proud to support these organizations who are working to solve humankind’s greatest challenge.”

Since 2010, the foundation has funded more than 70 high-impact projects in more than 40 countries across the globe. Programs receiving assistance include ClearWater, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, Conservation International, Dark Snow, Digital Democracy, Earth Echo International and Empowered by Light.