Washington, February 21 ANI | 9 months ago

Leonardo DiCaprio has donated 3 million dollars to a conservation organization to help protect sharks and other marine life.

The 'Wolf of Wall Street' actor's foundation gave Oceana group the grant to help it promote responsible fishing and safeguard the welfare of sharks dolphins and whales in the Pacific and Arctic, Sky News reported.

Chief executive Andy Sharpless said that the sum will be spread over a three-year period and will be used to protect marine animals from being caught and killed as "bycatch".

DiCaprio had previously awarded a 3 million dollars grant to the World Wildlife Fund to boost a scheme to help Nepal double its wild tiger population by 2022.

(Posted on 21-02-2014)

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