Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Visits Palau, Dives With President

admin's picture

Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

Famous environmentalist reported invited by Remengesau

By L. N. Reklai

KOROR, Palau (Island Times, March 29, 2016) – Famous actor and environmentalist, Leonardo DiCaprio, is here in Palau for a three-day tour of the country. According to sources, DiCaprio arrived on Sunday and will be leaving today.

Mr. DiCaprio is said to be spending his short time here diving and visiting other marine sites that Palau is known for. He is said to have gone diving with President Remengesau yesterday and had dinner with Council of Chiefs and the President last night.

Reliable sources say that his trip here is possibly the result of the invitation extended to him in Paris, France by President Tommy Remengesau Jr. during the interview with DiCaprio on Climate Change prior to COP21 meetings.

Leonardo DiCaprio shares a similar passion for environment as Palau’s President Tommy Remengesau Jr., particularly with regards to Oceans health and climate change impact. In 2000, he hosted Earth Day and interviewed U.S. President Bill Clinton on climate change.

At the Mayors Summit in Paris last year, during the COP21 event, Di Caprio interviewed President Remengesau regarding climate change impact on Palau.

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) according to its website, has been leading private sector investments to support The Nature Conservancy’s Debt for Nature Swap in support of oceans conservation and climate resiliency in Seychelles.

Palau, as earlier reported, is looking at the similar proposal of swapping debts for nature in order to create a sustainable source of financing to implement the Palau National Marine Sanctuary and the Protected Areas Network (PAN), oceans and land conservation programs already established by law.

Rate this article: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Add new comment