DiCaprio and President Moreno met in Galapagos

Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor and environmentalist. Photo: EFE.

March 13, 2021, 3:57 pm
By: Abdón Rodríguez 

President Lenín Moreno met with the American actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio on Baltra Island in the Galapagos on Saturday, March 13, sources confirmed to Ecuavisa.com.

Moreno, DiCaprio and the president of the Governing Council of the archipelago, Norman Wray, talked about environmental issues and a possible donation of vaccines against COVID-19 to Ecuador.

DiCaprio arrived at approximately 10:30 this Saturday on a private flight accompanied by five people and an additional three crew members aboard his aircraft. 

The protagonist in Titanic requested that there be no press during the meeting. It is known that his stay on the islands was brief. 

At 46 years old, the “The Wolf of Wall Street” actor is the leader of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation “whose mission is to protect the last wild places on Earth and apply solutions to forge a more harmonious relationship between humanity and nature,” notes a statement from the United Nations.

DiCaprio has been aware of events that have threatened the Galapagos; he denounced the presence of the foreign fishing fleet that surrounded the islands in July of last year on his social media networks.

Read the original coverage from Ecuavisa at https://www.ecuavisa.com/articulo/noticias/nacional/694686-dicaprio-presidente-moreno-se-reunieron-galapagos

Editorial Note: Leonardio DiCaprio previously met with Moreno along with Edward Norton and several other notable figures in 2010 to discuss environmental support for other conservation projects in Ecuador.

Read more via MercoPress here: https://en.mercopress.com/2010/04/12/hollywood-stars-support-natural-park-conservation-project-in-ecuador

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