DiCaprio funds to help double tiger numbers in Nepal
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has donated $3 million for WWF to help double Nepal’s wild tiger population by 2022 – the 2010 Global Tiger Summit agreed a goal to double tiger numbers across all tiger range states by the next Chinese Year of the Tiger in 2022. WWF works with Nepal authorities and local communities in the Terai Arc landscape to strengthen anti-poaching patrols, protect breeding areas, and develop income-generating activities for local people, including compensation for livestock lost to tigers. DiCaprio has supported WWF’s tiger work since 2010, which has helped grow one Terai Arc population from an estimated 18 to 50 tigers. Habitat destruction and poaching are the main threats to the estimated 3,200 remaining tigers in the wild.
Original article posted: 22.11.13 Updated: 23.01.14