The Hollywood actor, decided that on his island in Belize build ecological resort. From 2007 he has that idea, but it is only now gave an official statement for beginning of construction, whose completion is expected in 2018. The island of 104 acres, which is called “Blackadore Caye,” DiCaprio bought in 2005 for 1.75 Million dollars. DiCaprio’s first visit to this island was in 2005 and, as he says, immediately fell in love. “Belize is really a unique place. It has the second largest coral reef system in the world and one of the most beautiful sea world that I saw. Almost every fish that you can imagine, can be found there. In addition, there are the remains of Mayan temples and culture, “said the actor.
It is expected that resort can accommodate 166 guests, including 68 villas and 48 private homes. Some of them will be placed above the water by a new version of the docks. The actor, among other things, plans to build artificial reefs to “shelters for fish”, as well as rehabilitation centers for the restoration of grasses and corals in this area. “The main focus is to do something that will change the world.” DiCaprio said for the New York Times. A team of designers, scientists, engineers and architects studied the island in order to observe and monitor the impact of the resort on the environment.
Some of them have been there for more than eighteen months, to be sure that the error does not occur.
Leonardo DiCaprio is very active campaigner for the preservation of the natural environment. He recently invested Two Million dollars to help fight against illegal fishing, and the United Nations gave him the title of “Messenger of Peace” for the efforts that are currently undertaken in the field of climate change.