The actor posted a picture of the lake and wrote the following under it on his Instagram page:
“A dilapidated ship dock remains on dried up Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran. It used to be the biggest salt lake in the Middle East, but it now contains five percent of the amount of water it did two decades ago due to climate change, dam construction and decrease in precipitation.”
The post received a huge response from Iranian users with more than 76,000 comments. Some of the most popular responses were:
“We thank you for your attention and invite you to see the lake with your own eyes to understand the scale of the problem! No matter how much the media may say about the problem of the Lake Urmia, it has not received such an effect, as the attention of Leonardo DiCaprio to this problem. And we must appreciate it!” hamidreza2507 wrote in a comment.
“Iran’s Natural beauty is not its own but also the wealth of the world!” _motii97 said.
“We are thanking Leonardo DiCaprio, who drew the attention of the world to our lake. However, unfortunately, we are not thinking about this issue, as it seems that we are still asleep. We hope that Leonardo DiCaprio will definitely visit Lake Urmia!” Toofan.javad69 said.