Leonardo dicaprio will build an eco friendly resort on the private island of belize
The actor Leonardo DiCaprio is working on the construction of an exclusive tourist resort in a desert island of Belize, in Central America, a project that aims to combine hospitality with environmentalism and recover the nature of the area.
“The main objective is to do something that changes the world,” said DiCaprio in an interview published today by The New York Times, which said it seeks to create something “revolutionary in the environmentalist movement”.
The actor, which has shown its commitment to the environment through numerous initiatives and that is climate change UN Peace Messenger, acquired a decade ago the Blackadore Caye, a tiny island off the coast of Belize uninhabited.
“Was like heaven on Earth,” said DiCaprio on the area, however in recent decades has undergone an important environmental degradation by human activity, according to the newspaper.
The star of Titanic, who with a partner, bought the island for $1.75 million (1.59 billion euros), has spent the past years seeking the right promoter to realize their project.
Finally, DiCaprio has joined forces with Paul Sciall, a New York businessman, and plans to open a luxury resort on the island by 2018.
Among other things, it is expected that tourist accommodation in the key are built on a huge platform on the water, under which artificial reefs will be installed to provide shelter to marine species.
In addition, replanted vegetation in the area and will try to help animal conservation of multiple species, while a team of experts will monitor at all times the environmental impact of the resort.
“My goal has always been the fact that he wanted to create something not only ecological, but restaurateur.” A sample of what is possible,”said the interpreter.