Leonardo DiCaprio rescues guinea pigs

The most Oscar-winning environmental advocate, Leonardo DiCaprio, this week signed an agreement with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on the protection of California guinea pigs - mammals from the suborder of toothed whales resembling dolphins. And this is not a scenario for the next film drama: the species, according to the WWF, is on the verge of extinction (according to the most optimistic forecasts, there are only 30 to 100 individuals on the planet). And all because of the northern part of the Gulf of California, where these rare mammals live, the gill nets for the production of fish Totoab, which is worth its weight in gold in China and is sold for thousands of dollars on the black market ...

Publication by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio)Jun 7 2017 at 4:07 PDT

Publication from the World Wildlife Fund (@world_wildlife)May 28, 2017 at 5:07 PDT

Under the agreement, Mexico will prohibit the use of gillnets for fishing in the north of the Gulf of California, and the Di Caprio Foundation will dismantle the abandoned networks, provide financial assistance to Mexican regions that somehow suffer a ban and pay for the development of other fishing methods.Leonardo DiCaprio, who does not use Instagram for selfie and dancing against the backdrop of palm trees, spoke about the results of the contract in his account and asked subscribers (and there are more than 17 million people) to help preserve one of the most vulnerable marine mammals of today.

Publication by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio)Apr 29 2017 at 7:23 am PDT

By the way, pigs are not the only concern of Di Caprio; according to Forbes, in 2015, he spent $ 29 million — half the earned fee — on solving environmental problems.

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