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Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $7 million to ocean conservation

Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $7 million to ocean conservation

At 'Our Ocean' conference


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The Hollywood actor pledged $7 million towards the establishment of marine reserves at a State Department event

Leonardo unveiled the generous pledge at the State Department's 'Our Ocean' conference, explaining that his donation would go towards "meaningful" ocean conservation projects over the next two years, funding organisations and communities, which are establishing marine reserves.

The Wolf of Wall Street star spoke on the same day that President Obama announced that he would significantly expand marine sanctuary protections in the Pacific Ocean. While the actor was positive about the Obama administration's work on marine conservation, he urged that more needed to be done by the world's governments to protect the fragile ocean environment.

"It's the Wild West on the high seas," DiCaprio said. "These last remaining underwater bio gems are being destroyed because there isn't proper enforcement or sufficient cooperation among governments to protect them."

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