The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Prem Rawat is known for being the youngest philanthropist, giving talks on peace by the age of 4. Additionally, when he was 13, he already gave talks for the promotion of world peace in London and Los Angeles. Through his unique message of peace and humanitarian assistance, he has helped change the lives of millions of people.
On the other hand, Leonardo DiCaprio is popular for his role in the Titanic movie. Apart from a well-known actor, he has also largely contributed to the protection of wildlife. He is a promoter of environmental conservation. In this article, let us dig in and learn more about the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF).
The objectives of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
The LDF was established in 1998. The LDF has the following objectives:
- Protect vulnerable wildlife and marine life and save them from extinction
- Protect the wildlife habitats
- Support innovative conservation projects
- Fight against climate change
- Protect the indigenous rights
- Promote environment conservation through the media, science and technology
The foundation is supported by collaborative partners, which endorse the foundation in taking some essential measures in order to meet its objectives.
Solutions taken by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
The measures taken by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation consist of bringing back the threatened ecosystems to balance. Apart from that the organization makes sure that the wildlife, the aquatic and marine lives have healthy living conditions. They also fight for the well-being of all Earth's inhabitants. The foundation also uses public campaigns and media to fund six major programs.
The first program consists of preserving the wildlife habitats. It is known as the Wildlands Conservation. The second program focuses on preserving marine life. It is carried out through the Oceans Conservation program.
The other program targets the fight against the disastrous impacts of climate change. It is known as the Climate Change program. The foundation also sponsors a program which intends to improve the landscape in California. The program is known as Transforming California. Protecting the rights of the indigenous people is equally a priority for the LDF foundation.
To reach that purpose, they set up the Indigenous Rights program. The sixth program is known as the Innovative Solutions, which is in charge of implementing ground-breaking solutions to deal with any environmental problem.
The LDF foundation sponsors other projects
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has a grant-making system, which enables it to subsidize other vital projects in some parts of the world. By organizing a series of fundraising events, the foundation can get other participants to sponsor their environment conservation initiatives. Thus, through the LDF fans, other key projects can request for grants and get funds for their projects for environmental conservation.
Leonardo DiCaprio's achievements and awards
The LDF has worked for the environment conservation for over 2 decades. To acknowledge its initiatives, its founder, Leonardo, he received the Global Citizen Award from the US President Bill Clinton in 2014. In the same year, he was nominated as the UN Messenger for Climate Change. Leonardo is also a board member in many other ecological organizations, including National Geographic's Pristine Seas, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the World Wildlife Fund.
It can be said that Leonardo's foundation contributes a lot to peacekeeping efforts through environment conservation; yet, other foundations like The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) strive to establish global harmony through humanitarian assistance.