Earlier this month I read an article called “7 Reasons Vladimir Putin is the World’s Craziest Badass” and was very impressed. Not only did Putin put himself in the cockpit of a firefighting plane when flames engulfed the Ryazan region, but Kyrgyzstan has named a mountain after the Russian Prime Minister.
That’s why I was surprised to hear that Putin praised pretty boy Leonardo DiCaprio for his efforts to save the tigers by calling him “a real man.”
But I can see why. Not only has DiCaprio pledged one million of his own to help save the tigers, but he has traveled throughout Asia in order to personally lend a hand.
Dicaprio’s dedication has spread to the online community. He has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund in order to create Save Tigers Now. The site is a global campaign to “double the number of wild tigers by 2022, the next year of the tiger.” According to the site, the current population of wild tigers could be as low as 3,022 and increasing this number would promote a healthy ecosystem.
In order to direct people to the site, DiCaprio’s Twitter account is packed with tweets about saving the tigers, urging others to join the fight and encouraging the cause’s loyal supporters to keep fighting.
Despite his continued work in Hollywood (the actor will star in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby as both films’ title characters), DiCaprio has the time to devote himself to other causes as well. His New York City condo, which he bought in 2008, has rotating solar panels, low emission paints and a 24-hour fresh filtered air system.
It seems that his upcoming role as Jay Gatsby is not the only things that makes Leo great. Check out his collaboration site with the WWF at http://www.savetigersnow.org/!