The Galápagos Initiative
The Galápagos Initiative has gained the support of 40 different conservation groups, including Re:wild; DiCaprio’s newly formed global environmental organisation, as well as Galápagos National Park Directorate and Island Conservation.
Over the next decade, conservation groups aim to protect and rewild the Galápagos Islands, which is home to some of the most unusual species on Earth — like marine iguanas, giant tortoises, flightless cormorants and Darwin’s finches! Rewilding is all about reestablishing vibrant wildlife species and resilient ecosystems alongside human populations.
To announce the launch of the project, DiCaprio handed over his social media accounts to Island Conservations’ Island Restoration Specialist, Paula A. Castaño — who is an “environmental hero”, according to DiCaprio!