"How someone could want to shoot such an intelligent, empathetic animal as an elephant is beyond me…But what is most concerning for elephants is that renewed imports of trophy ivory into the US might undermine the all-important ivory trade bans put in place by America and China.” -Frank Pope, CEO of Save the Elephants, a grantee of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation with the Elephant Crisis Fund. Read more.
Shifting the protein in your diet from animal meat to the plant-based proteins developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate. Proud to be an investor in Beyond Meat to help combat climate change. Learn more here: http://beyondmeat.com/about
Puerto Rico has 3 million people without power and 40% without water. GivePower, Sunrun and Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation grantee Empowered by Light are deploying solar and water systems in partnership with fire fighters and first responders to power the island. Learn more.
There is no excuse for sexual harassment or sexual assault — no matter who you are and no matter what profession. I applaud the strength and courage of the women who came forward and made their voices heard.
The island nation of Niue has announced the protection of 40% of its waters. The protected area will include deep ocean seamounts and the biodiversity-rich Beveridge Reef, home to the highest density of grey reef sharks in the world. As the global community comes together at #OurOcean 2017 to address the challenges facing the ocean, this South Pacific island is taking an extraordinary leadership role by establishing a park of this magnitude.