Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most popular celebrities on Earth. He’s also one of its greatest ambassadors and activists. Leo provides generous support to environmental causes including climate change and biodiversity. Now he has a new namesake to call his own: tree man.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is working to bring attention and funding to the efforts aimed at protecting and preserving the natural environment including rainforests and oceans. This comes with a great honor for the esteemed actor.
The actor’s endeavours recently earned him his greatest commemoration in the form of a tree that’s been named after him. The tree is called Uvariopsis dicaprio and is found in the Cameroon forest,
“We think he was crucial in helping to stop the logging of the Ebo forest,” Martin Cheek, one of the researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, told the BBC during an interview.
The “Titanic” actor has been instrumental in bringing much-needed attention to the forest, which was planned to be logged last year. Some of his efforts included organizing a petition to stop the logging of the largest rainforest in central Africa.
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