LOS ANGELES, Jun 11: Leonardo DiCaprio, a dedicated environmental activist, has joined hands with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to protect marine ecosystems in the upper Gulf of California.
Pena Nieto signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oscar-winning actor’s foundation to save the rare species of porpoise from imminent extinction, reported Los Angeles Times.
“Now more than ever, the world is looking for bold leadership at every level to tackle climate change and environmental conservation issues,” DiCaprio said.
“I am honoured to work with President Pena Nieto, who has been a leader in ecosystem conservation, to ensure the future viability of marine life in the Gulf. This action is a critical step towards ensuring that the Gulf of California continues to be both vibrant and productive, especially for species like the critically endangered Vaquita.”
The MoU also sets out specific objectives to eliminate illegal fishing. PTI