International Fund for Animal Welfare-Leo’s Titanic Involvement
He captured our hearts in Growing Pains…and we endured tears with his remarkable performance in Titanic. But there’s no acting involved in this scene.
Leonardo DiCaprio has made a tremendous transformation from young adulthood to a mature adult, touching the lives of many people amongst diverse generations onscreen and off.
His exquisite talents on the big screen transcend the performing arts. He has been linked to stars such as Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Bar Refaeli and mega supermodel Gisele Bundchen. More impressive is the impact he makes in his love and compassion for the bond between humans and animals. His dedication for something other than entertainment remains in the spotlight. As a huge advocate of IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare- www.ifaw.org), Leo’s involvement speaks volumes about his compassion and character.
“It’s our responsibility not just to protect our planet, but also its animals,” said Mr. DiCaprio, an IFAW Honorary Board Member. “Animals are an integral part of human existence and we must always remember that. Unfortunately, they face more threats than ever before. These are threats that, if we all work together, we can begin to alleviate.”
On October 4, 2009, Leo and IFAW revealed their plans to bring together a protection for all animals. IFAW is an organization whose founders have instituted a program that expands around the globe. Protection of animals and habitats is its main priority.
In a video narrated by Leo on the IFAW website, species from all corners of the world stand and unite on one grand stage. One topic of conversation revolves around Kenya’s Meru National Park. Poachers destroyed most of the habitat from the mid 1970’s-1980’s. Today the partnership between IFAW and KWS plans to restore the African wildlife back to its original state. IFAW has given $1 million dollars over the next five years to finance the aggressive restoration.
Through Leo’s immense celebrity status, he is able to captivate an audience and urge others to join this cause. It was said best in Titanic…“I’ll never let go.” Well, it’s now Leo’s turn to do the same.
For more information visit: http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/