DiCaprio donates generously to help Nepal’s tigers

DiCaprio donates generously to help Nepal’s tigers

DiCaprio donates generously to help Nepal’s tigers

Written by News 1st

24 Nov, 2013 | 6:09 pm

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has donated $3 million (£1.85 million) to help save tigers in Nepal.The Great Gatsby star made the donation to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) via his charitable foundation.

The funds will be used to significantly increase the number of tigers in Nepal by 2022 – the next Year of the Tiger.In a statement, the 39-year-old said he’s “hopeful” the money will help “exceed the goal” of doubling Nepal’s tiger population.

Nepal’s tigers are classified as endangered and – as with the general tiger population – are under threat from “habitat destruction and escalating illegal poaching”.

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