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Video: Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks up for the Planet at UN Climate Summit

Posted Fri, Sep 26, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to climate change, Leonardo Dicaprio, leonardo dicaprio foundation, UN Climate Summit

Leonardo DiCaprio Spoke at the UN Climate Summit

Leonardo DiCaprio speaking at the UN Climate Summit at the UN Headquarters in New York City. (Photo: The Daily Conversation / YouTube)

Earlier this week, actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio addressed world leaders at the opening of the UN Climate Summit about climate change. His moving speech noted that clear evidence of climate change is in effect, ranging from shifting weather patterns to acidifying oceans, and urged these leaders to step up and take action before it’s too late.


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Oceana Magazine: DiCaprio Funds Conservation Across the Entire Eastern Pacific

Posted Thu, Sep 11, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to desventuradas islands, Leonardo Dicaprio, leonardo dicaprio foundation, the arctic

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation benefits Oceana

The Desventuradas Islands, Chile. (Photo: Oceana)

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation provided a three-year, $3 million grant that is allowing Oceana to expand conservation work across the Pacific Ocean and approach conservation from a hemisphere-wide scale. This article uncovers some of the beatiful, biodiverse locations that Oceana is focusing on because of this grant. This feature originally appeared in the summer issue of Oceana magazine


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Ocean News: "Our Ocean" Conference Closes with Major Victories for the Oceans

Posted Wed, Jun 18, 2014 by Brianna Elliott to leonardo dicaprio foundation, marine protected areas, obama our ocean, our ocean conference, seafood fraud

Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, an area in the Pacific Remote Islands Ma

Pink coral gardens of Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, an area in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument that Obama committed to expanding yesterday.  (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters / Flickr Creative Commons)

- On Monday, the president of the Pacific island nation Kiribati announced that he’ll ban all commercial fishing in the country's Phoenix Islands Protected Area by 2015. Though these islands are small, they're home to some of the most abundant coral reef archipelagos in the Pacific.


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CEO Note: Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards Oceana $3 Million

Posted Fri, Feb 21, 2014 by Andy Sharpless to Leonardo Dicaprio, leonardo dicaprio foundation

(Photo: Oceana / Tim Calver)

I’m proud to announce that the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation just awarded Oceana a grant of $3 million to aid our conservation efforts in the Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Over the next three years, this grant will help fund existing and new campaigns that target ocean habitats and keystone species, like sharks.


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