Leonardo DiCaprio: Researchers baptize new tree species after him

Leonardo Dicaprio
Researchers then baptize new species of trees

Leonardo DiCaprio campaigns for environmental protection in Cameroon.

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British researchers have named a new tree discovered in a Cameroonian forest after actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio.

Researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, Great Britain have named a newly discovered species of tree after actor Leonardo DiCarpio (47). BBC report. Accordingly, a plant found only in the Cameroonian forest was named “Uvariopsis dicaprio”. It is said that the scientists wanted to honor the Hollywood star for his commitment to the fight against climate change.

“We think they played an important role in helping stop logging in the Ebo Forest,” said Dr. Martin Cheek. Ebo Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature reserve in Cameroon that is to become a national park. The forest is home to the Prussian colobus monkey, which is in danger of extinction. There deforestation was only interrupted in the summer of 2020.

Leonardo DiCaprio – enthusiastic environmentalist since 1998

DiCaprio has been known for decades as an active environmentalist. In 1998 he founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, an organization that works for species and environmental protection and against global warming. In 2021 he founded the Re:Wild organization, which is specifically committed to environmental protection on the Galapagos Islands.


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