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Rewilding the Galápagos can be a model for a new way to coexist with nature | Danny Rueda Córdova and Leonardo DiCaprio

Jun 25, 2022

We must work with local communities to restore key species on a global scale if we are to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises gripping the world Leonardo DiCaprio is a founding board member of Re:wild. Photograph: Étienne Laurent/EPA Wild world is supported by Sat 25 Jun 2022 01.00 EDT There are few places in the world as majestic and full of wonder as Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands . From the rosy-hued pink iguanas on the northern rim of Wolf Volcano to the iconic Pinzón giant tortoise on Pinzón Island to the black-tipped reef sharks feeding off Floreana Island, we have both found boundless inspiration in exploring the islands that led Charles Darwin to develop his groundbreaking theory of evolution nearly two centuries ago. We have both also witnessed a more recent rapidly evolving process in the Galápagos based on a shared vision of restoring the profusion of life that the archipelago is renowned for. This process is rewilding, a positive reframing for nature conservation. There is an idea that rewilding involves restoring nature at the expense of people, but we believe it is all about effectively integrating ourselves within the ecosystems that sustain us – to work with, rather than against, nature to create thriving and resilient ecosystems for the benefit of all. Rewilding is helping restore the profusion of life the archipelago is renowned for, including lizards such as the marine iguana (pictured) and the rosy-hued pink iguana. Photograph: Lucas Bustamante In short, modern rewilding is the revolutionary act of bringing together people and the planet for people and the planet. It does not require any futuristic technology, relying instead on our scientific understanding of wildlife and ecosystems, combined with the traditional knowledge and wisdom of local communities and Indigenous peoples, who are consistently the most effective custodians of Earth’s biodiversity. In the truest sense of the word, it redresses our balance with the wild. In the Galápagos, where non-native rats and other invasive species have decimated populations of birds, reptiles and other wildlife, it is inspiring to see some amazing examples of local communities deciding to restore and coexist with nature, rather than exploit it. The Fernandina giant tortoise (pictured) was recently rediscovered on the islands, while the rewilding efforts will see the return of the locally extinct Floreana giant tortoise. Photograph: Lucas Bustamante On Floreana, for example, residents are collaborating to remove invasive species by 2024 and return 13 native species to the island where they went locally extinct, by 2027. One of those species is the Floreana giant tortoise, whose return could reshape the entire island ecosystem. As the tortoises selectively browse certain plants, they disperse the seeds of native species and create a mosaic of habitats, enabling the island to return to a savannah-like ecosystem. This will help the return of other species that will collectively restore the ecosystem to health, offering a cascade of benefits to the local Floreana community: climate resiliency, protection of their food and water supplies, preservation of their culture, and nature-based tourism. And as Floreana is transformed, the ocean surrounding it will also benefit from, among other things, nutrient cycling from seabirds and reduced sedimentation due to the return of native vegetation. The commitment to rewilding Floreana Island represents a shared vision of the Galápagos National Park Directorate and the local community, who have played leading roles in co-designing these projects from the start. Re:wild and the directorate have now teamed up with local environmental organisations such as Fundación Jocotoco to replicate this powerful model to rewild the rest of the islands. Re:wild is also taking this approach beyond the Galápagos with local partners elsewhere, including across all of Latin America’s Pacific archipelagos, from Mexico to Chile. The ocean surrounding the Galápagos Islands will also benefit from the rewilding efforts. Photograph: Lucas Bustamante/Re:wild We are seeing other promising examples of rewilding elsewhere. In Australia, reintroducing Tasmanian devils to the mainland will help engineer the entire ecosystem back to health and reduce the intensity of wildfires by helping native small mammals recover and forests to regenerate. In the Iberá wetlands of north-eastern Argentina, local communities have taken great pride in the reintroduction of jaguars, which are reinvigorating ecotourism in the region. In Indonesia, communities on Lombok Island are leading the restoration of coral reefs just a few years after a significant 2018 earthquake. And in the Caribbean, barren islands are being returned to lush green wildlife oases that can mitigate the impacts of extreme weather .

Leonardo DiCaprio Investments

26 Investments

Leonardo DiCaprio has made 26 investments. Their latest investment was in VitroLabs as part of their Series A - II on May 5, 2022.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

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5/4/2022

Series A - II

VitroLabs

$39M

Yes

3

4/28/2022

Angel - II

Neat Burger

Yes

1

4/20/2022

Angel

Cruz Foam

$1.25M

Yes

Ashton Kutcher, and Undisclosed Investors

1

2/23/2022

Angel

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10

2/11/2022

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

5/4/2022

4/28/2022

4/20/2022

2/23/2022

2/11/2022

Round

Series A - II

Angel - II

Angel

Angel

Series B

Company

VitroLabs

Neat Burger

Cruz Foam

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$39M

$1.25M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Ashton Kutcher, and Undisclosed Investors

Sources

3

1

1

10

10

Leonardo DiCaprio Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Leonardo DiCaprio has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Rubicon on December 16, 2021.

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12/16/2021

Acq - Pending

$99M

3

11/3/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

9/24/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

7/13/2021

Acq - Fin

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$99M

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10

2/6/2020

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

12/16/2021

11/3/2021

9/24/2021

7/13/2021

2/6/2020

Exit

Acq - Pending

IPO

IPO

Acq - Fin

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

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