Leonardo DiCaprio Announces $7 Million Donation to Ocean Conservation

Posted Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:55 PM GMT

He has always been an avid environmentalist and Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money where his mouth is to help preserve marine life.

The “Wolf of Wall Street” stud pledged $7 million from his foundation over the next two years to fund oceanic conservation work.

After an introduction by Secretary of State John Kerry, Leo told the audience at the Our Ocean conference, “Before I wanted to become an actor, I dreamt of becoming a marine biologist.”

“What we need is sustained activism and courageous political leadership. We cannot afford to be bystanders in this pre-apocalyptic scenario. This isn’t simply an exercise in wildlife conservation. If we don’t do something to save the ocean now, it won’t be just the sharks and the dolphins that suffer. It will be our children and our grandchildren.”

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