Thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio tiny porpoise has chance at survival

He's got killer looks, an Oscar and apparently the ear of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

When Leo speaks, people listen.

A plea from the actor's Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to save the endangered vaquita from extinction created a meeting between himself, President Nieto and Carlos Slim once ranked the richest person in the world.

RELATED: Leonardo Dicaprio's Oscar speech

The meeting in Mexico City was to recognize the signing of a memorandum of understanding that marks Mexico's commitment to protecting the Gulf of California's marine ecosystem, including the protection of the vaquita.

The Revenant actor tweeted last month encouraging the protection of this smallest known porpoise that often gets caught in fishing nets. The Huffington Post reports fewer than 30 are left in the world.

On Wednesday's meeting, DiCaprio said: "This action is a critical step towards ensuring that the Gulf of California continues to be both vibrant and productive, especially for species like the critically-endangered vaquita."