Mexico. The actor Leonardo Dicaprio, whose full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio and is originally from Los Angeles, California, The United States strongly criticizes the Mexican government for not protecting the vaquita marina.
The histrion, star of films like Titanic, next to Kate Winslet, regrets the lack of action by the government of Mexico for the effective protection of the vaquita marina, a cetacean native to the Gulf of California.
Through Twitter, Leonardo expresses his annoyance because he believes that it is notorious that the Mexican government does not pay due attention to the vaquita marina and therefore, it condemns it.
The actor points out that the vaquita marina is the most threatened marine mammal in the world and the Mexican government has lifted the ban on fishing in its habitat, ensuring that the remaining 10 vaquita will die in fishing nets.
In several news portals it was shared in mid-July (2021) that the federal government ended the policy of banning fishing in the area where the vaquita marina lives, and changes it with a series of sanctions in case more are caught. than 60 fishing boats in that region.
Leonardo, in addition to dedicating himself to acting, has been characterized as an activist for the protection of this type of marine animal, of which it is estimated that there are only 10 specimens at present.
The vaquita porpoise was discovered in 1958 and its greatest danger is illegal fishing nets, where it is trapped, despite the fact that various areas of the Gulf of California were designated as protected for the conservation of this mammal.
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Leonardo has also stood out as a film producer and has received numerous awards, including an Oscar for best actor, a BAFTA award for best actor for his performance in The Revenant (2015) and two Golden Globes for best actor in a drama for his performances in The Aviator (2004) and The Revenant.