Leonardo DiCaprio pledges a whopping USD 5 Million to help Amazon

Leonardo DiCaprio is often seen creating awareness about the social issues on his social media platform. In regards to the recent Amazon Fire, the actor backed a fund that will donate USD 5 million to save the Brazilian rain forest

Leonardo DiCaprio pledges a whopping USD 5 Million to help Amazon Leonardo DiCaprio pledges a whopping USD 5 Million to help Amazon Source : Press

The Amazon fire was a well known near-cataclysmic tragedy, which tore apart the Brazilian rainforest. Many celebrities took to their social media to spread awareness about the catastrophic event. Leonardo DiCaprio was at the forefront of spreading awareness and took to his social media to share videos, photos, and updates about the rainforest. Leo now took a step forward as his environmental foundation, Earth Alliance, will donate USD 5 million to the Amazon.

The money pledged by the foundation will help in fighting and repairing the damages caused by the wildfires. Leonardo shared a post from the foundation's Instagram and even called for donations which would help improve the forest. The post read, "[Earth Alliance] has formed an emergency Amazon Forest Fund with a commitment of $5 million dollars to focus critical resources for indigenous communities and other local partners working to protect the life-sustaining biodiversity of the Amazon against the surge of fires currently burning across the region." The post further read, "100 per cent of your donation will go to partners who are working on the ground to protect the Amazon. Earth Alliance is committed to helping protect the natural world. We are deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis in the Amazon, which highlights the delicate balance of climate, biodiversity, and the wellbeing of indigenous peoples."

The man-made fires have sparked a widespread outrage online as not only it is a critical resource for the communities that live in and around it, but it is also one of the biggest ecosystems on our planet and it plays a huge role in global climate stabilization. There have been more than 72,000 fires in the Amazon this year, the highest to be recorded.


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