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Leonardo DiCaprio Actor drops $15m to save the planet

DiCaprio's foundation spread the money among several organizations that are working to implement "innovative and impactful conservation projects around the globe.

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Leonardo DiCaprio currently rocking bushy beard

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Leonardo DiCaprio has donated up to $15 million in grants to help save the planet, his foundation announced on Tuesday July 14.

In a press release about the news, the Inception star, 40 said: "The destruction of our planet continues at a pace we can no longer afford to ignore. We have a responsibility to innovate a future where the habitability of our planet does not come at the expense of those who inhabit it.''

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Leonardo DiCaprio wins Clinton Awards for promoting Environmental courses

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The press release also mentioned that DiCaprio's foundation spread the money among several organizations that are working to implement "innovative and impactful conservation projects around the globe.

According to reports, some 27 organizations received grants, and additional money went to individual winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize.

The beneficiaries include the Wildlife Conservation Society, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Save the Elephants, the Conservation Land Trust, Tree People, Oceans 5, and the World Wildlife Fund.

Leonardo DiCaprio isthe new  UN Messenger of Peace play

Leonardo DiCaprio isthe new  UN Messenger of Peace

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DiCaprio shared via Instagram on Tuesday, alongside his first-ever Insta selfie, which showed him taking in some of the earth's majestic scenery. He wrote:

"We have been able to support organizations that are working to solve some of today's most pressing environmental issues. Throughout today, I'll post about a few of them and share the incredible work they do."

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