Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Earth Alliance” donated $5 million to the Amazon fire effort

Few years ago, while world leaders gathered to address the devastating fires engulfing the Amazon Rainforest and explore potential solutions, one Hollywood star had taken action.

Supported by Leonardo DiCaprio, Earth Alliance had pledged $5 million to combat the unprecedented number of fires currently ravaging the world’s largest tropical rainforest.

Often referred to as the “world’s lungs,” the rainforest plays a vital role in storing carbon, which helps to slow the progression of global warming.

Earth Alliance, which launched an Amazon Forest Fund donation page on its website, had allocated the funds to organizations working to combat the fires.

The organization was established in July 2019 by Leonardo DiCaprio, along with billionaire business investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth.


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Leonardo DiCaprio expressed the critical nature of the situation on Instagram, emphasizing the ongoing crisis in the Brazilian Amazon.

“The lungs of the Earth are in flames. The Brazilian Amazon—home to 1 million Indigenous people and 3 million species—has been burning for more than two weeks straight. There have been 74,000 fires in the Brazilian Amazon since the beginning of this year—an astonishing 84% increase over the same period last year (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil). Scientists and conservationists link the rapid deforestation to President Jair Bolsonaro, who invited loggers and farmers to clear the land upon taking office in January. The largest rainforest in the world is a crucial part of the global climate solution. Without the Amazon, we cannot keep the Earth’s warming in check. The Amazon needs more than our prayers.”


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