Leonardo DiCaprio on AUGUST MAN Magazine (FEB 2013)
Leonardo DiCaprio on AUGUST MAN Magazine (FEB 2013)
Leonardo DiCaprio on AUGUST MAN Magazine (FEB 2013)

Not only is Leonardo DiCaprio one of the biggest names in Hollywood but he’s also a board member of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). His very own The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has donated $3 Million (£1.85 Million) to WWF, the donated fund is expected to help increase the number of tigers in Nepal. The Great Gatsby actor first joined WWF in 2010 to launch the global campaign ‘Save Tigers Now’. As a WWF member, DiCaprio visited Nepal in 2010 where he inaugurated an Alternative Energy Model Village in Bardia, Western Nepal. The donation made by the actor will be put towards anti-poaching activities, protecting and restoring the natural habitat for the wild tigers of Nepal.

“His foundation is all about delivering real results for conservation on the ground and empowering local communities; nowhere is that more evident than in Nepal,” said Carter Roberts, president of the WWF.

Inaugurated by Leonardo DiCaprio (Awkward spelling error) - Photo by  Ugan Manandhar
Inaugurated by Leonardo DiCaprio (Awkward spelling error) – Photo by Ugan Manandhar
Leonardo DiCaprio in Nepal
Leonardo DiCaprio in Nepal
Leonardo Dicaprio fixes a camera trap with WWF staff Pradeep Khanal at Nepal's Bardia National Park. - WWF
Leonardo Dicaprio fixes a camera trap with WWF staff Pradeep Khanal at Nepal’s Bardia National Park. – WWF

This is amazing news! What a wonderful action and I really hope that we see the figures rise and there will be more tigers in the wild, not only that – but organisations such as the WWF play a crucial part in the community to spread awareness about these animals and also to counter human-animal conflict. Also, it’s been a while since a popular UNICEF ambassador visited Nepal (actor Orlando Bloom visited Nepal in 2008), maybe it’s time to for Angelina Jolie to be come over #justathought.

PS. This news has been covered my many major sites including BBC, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post.

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