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Leonardo DiCaprio donates tens of thousands to Edinburgh project

Leonardo DiCaprio donates tens of thousands to Edinburgh project

Leonardo DiCaprio always was generous when it is about the education and environment. The Hollywood A-lister supports the expansion of an award-winning Edinburgh Napier University conservation project in Kenya with tens of thousands dollars this time.

The university initiative was included in a round of grants from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which were announced by the film star at a conference at Yale University – securing $50,000.

Di Caprio

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation prefers to work with environmental experts and organisations, this activity aimed at the protection of threatened ecosystems and raising the awareness in this aspect.

Mr DiCaprio paid a high-profile visit to Edinburgh last year making a keynote speech at the Scottish Business Awards and visiting social enterprise restaurant Home.

DiCaprio's grant for Kenya

Kenyan project supported by DiCaprio

Now Hollywood actor has announced funding from the Foundation he established to try to repeat the project’s success in the Vanga Blue Forest area of the east African country. The tens of thousands will help an Edinburgh Napier University to maintain its conservation project in Kenya.

The university initiative received the Foundation’s grant, announced Leonardo DiCaprio at a conference at Yale University. Addressing a Yale climate change conference last week, Mr DiCaprio said they were proud to support the environmental work of more than 100 organisations in the US and abroad.