21 Mar '16, 2pm

Leonardo DiCaprio gives Seychelles $1 million for monumental marine sanctuary

Leonardo DiCaprio gives Seychelles $1 million for monumental marine sanctuary

helped broker LDF’s gift to the Seychelles, and the money will be used to support the deal made with the country’s lenders. Instead of repaying high interest loans, the government will pay into a new locally-run agency, the Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust. The deal will increase ocean protections from one percent to over 30 percent and result in the creation of the second-largest marine protected area in the West Indian Ocean. The Seychelles has the smallest population of any independent African state, with just over 90,000 residents, and the soon-to-be protected waters make up 99 percent of the country’s ocean territory. LDF has been working since 1998 to contribute financial support for environmental protections around the globe.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/leonardo-dicaprio-gives-seychelles-1...

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