Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, decided to name a newly discovered tree after Leonardo DiCaprio in celebration of his role in protecting a rainforest from destruction. The tree, Uvariopsis dicaprio, can only be found in Cameroon’s forest, which is noted for its great biodiversity. “We think he was crucial in helping to stop the logging of the Ebo Forest,” said Dr. Martin Cheek of Kew. When scientists and activists discovered plans to open up vast swathes of the Ebo Forest to logging, they were outraged. The Banen people live there, as well as a variety of rare vegetation and endangered species. DiCaprio embraced the cause, and his words to his millions of followers on social media aided the campaign’s growth. Despite the fact that the forest has not yet been classified as a national park, the government eventually decided to shelve plans to allow logging. The “dicaprio” tree will be the first plant to be officially named by Kew scientists in 2022. It’s a member of the ylang ylang family, and it’s extremely endangered.