The Django Unchained and Great Gatsby star has recently made a $3 million donation to the World Wildlife Foundation through his charitable foundation.
The donations will help in aiding to increase the population of tigers in Nepal as they are nearly facing extinction. Leonardo DiCaprio hopes that by the year 2022 the population of the tigers over there will have significantly increased with the help of his donations.
The tigers in Nepal face endangered conditions due to two main problems, habitat destruction and an increased trend in illegal poaching.
The donation will help provide anti-poaching camps in Nepal which will in turn be helpful for the tigers to breed safely and increase their population.
So far, the foundation has helped increase the tiger population in Nepal’s Terai Bardia National Park from 18 to 50 which is a considerable increase in their population. I guess the donations really have a great effect on helping the tigers.
Earlier in the year DiCaprio’s foundation helped raise $38.3 million through an art auction at Christie’s in New York and through donations as well.
DiCaprio will next be seen on the big screen playing the lead in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, due out on 17 January.