Leonardo DiCaprio is the spokesperson for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Animal Action Week, which runs from October 4 to October 10. IFAW, for which DiCaprio is an honorary board member, has run Animal Action Week for the past 18 years as a way of introducing and educating children about different animal-welfare and conservation issues. This year, IFAW Animal Action Week is focusing on the endangerment and potential extinction of tigers in the wild due to habitat destruction and poaching. Through their educational materials, IFAW reaches an estimated five million children each year.
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