Leonardo DiCaprio gives WWF $1 million to save tigers now

Today the Leonardo DiCaprio Fund committed $1 million to WWF for urgent tiger conservation efforts.
Across Asia, tiger numbers have dropped from 100,000 at the beginning of the last century to as few as 3,200 today. Heads of government from the 13 tiger range countries are gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia, for a first-ever summit to save tigers.
Leonardo, a WWF board member, is attending the summit, and as he reported via Facebook, “amazing work” is underway already. “Major commitments are needed to prevent poaching and protect critical tiger habitat,” he added. Earlier this year, this tiger hero joined forces with WWF in an effort to raise $20 million for tiger conservation through the Save Tigers Now campaign.

Panthera tigris altaica,   Amur tiger on iced lake (c) Klein & Hubert/WWF