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[Environment] Leonardo DiCaprio Aims to Restore the Galápagos Islands With $43M Pledge

 


Leonardo DiCaprio is leading a $43 million pledge to rewild and restore the Galápagos Islands.

The actor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur is partnering with conservation groups such as Galápagos National Park Directorate and Island Conservation as well as the local community.

This follows the launch of Re:wild (formerly known as Global Wildlife Conservation), an organization co-founded by DiCaprio and a group of conservation experts and scientists. Re:wild’s other supporting partners include Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment and Water and the Charles Darwin Foundation.

According to DiCaprio, the new group aims to “amplify and scale the local solutions being led by Indigenous peoples and local communities, nongovernmental organizations, companies, and government agencies” in order to increase their overall impact.

“More than half of Earth’s remaining wild areas could disappear in the next few decades if we don’t decisively act. This is why today I am excited to launch @Rewild – to help protect what’s still wild and restore the rest,” wrote DiCaprio on Twitter earlier this week.

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