Leonardo DiCaprio Transforms His Private Island Into An Eco-Friendly Resort

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Leonardo DiCaprio is extending his push for environmental activism further by transforming his private island, Blackadore Caye, off of Belize into an eco-friendly luxury resort.

According to The New York Times, the multi-nominated Academy Awards star’s vision of a luxury resort will include artificial reefs and manatee homes. In 2005, DiCaprio bought Blackadore Caye for $1.75 million, originally to collaborate with Four Seasons. When the plan fell through, DiCaprio partnered with a New York City developer, ecologists and conservationists to complete his idea of a 104-acre island with 68 guest villas. In addition, 50 private houses will be incorporated to sell between $5 million and $15 million.

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The resort is set to be finished by 2018, and will include: infinity pools, beach-side villas, revamped habitats for fish and manatees, newly planted mangrove forests and a nursery to regrow ocean fauna.

Blackadore Caye previously suffered from a diminishing coastline, deforestation and overfishing. The luxury resort will target a rising number of eco-tourists looking for accommodations that cause very little negative impact to the environment while enjoying all the beauty that nature has to offer.

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DiCaprio has been well-known for his efforts to push the fight against global warming. As an owner of an electric Telsa Roadster, a Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid and a Toyota Prius, his house is also fully equipped with solar panels. In 2010, he donated $1 million to the Wildlife Conservation Society at Russia’s tiger summit. In 2011, he joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s campaign to free a tiger named Tony who has spent 10 years at the Tiger Truck Stop in Louisiana. He also teamed up with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to raise awareness for global warming. In 2014, the United Nations appointed him as a representative for climate change.

Source: New York Times. Additional reporting by Jetset Times. 

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