Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation pledges $5 million in aid for Amazon wildfires
Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental foundation is pledging $5 million in aid to the Amazon rainforest amid wildfire in the region.
Earth Alliance — created last month by DiCaprio and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth — launched the Amazon Forest Fund on Sunday with an announcement on their website.
“The Amazon rainforest is on fire, with more than 9,000 wildfires scorching delicate, irreplaceable landscapes across Brazil this week,” read a statement on the site.
“The destruction of the Amazon rainforest is rapidly releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, destroying an ecosystem that absorbs millions of tons of carbon emissions every year and is one of the planet’s best defenses against the climate crisis.”
The alliance is also seeking donations from supporters to help repair the Brazilian rainforest.
DiCaprio was just one of many A-list celebrity who boarded mega-yachts and private planes to the Sicilian seaside to learn about the scourge of global warming at a party they’ve dubbed Google Camp.
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