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Leonardo DiCaprio and partners set up the Amazon Forest Fund and donated $5 million to help offer relief to those working on the frontline.

 

Hollywood, United States – Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t just a talented actor and producer; he is also deeply passionate about environmental issues. He has been very outspoken about climate change, working hard to change policy surrounding ecological matters.

Recently news about the long-burning Amazon fire made headlines after three weeks of burning through the Brazilian end of the rainforest.

The loss has been tragic as the Amazon makes up 20% of the Earth’s oxygen; hence, why it is called the lungs of the planet.

Leo and partners Laurene Powell Jobs, and Brian Sheth, launched the Amazon Forest Fund yesterday in collaboration with Earth Alliance and donated $5 million towards the relief efforts. Earth Alliance was founded just last month, almost poetically in time to do some good for the planet now. Leo co-chairs the organisation

The money pledged will be used “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,”

Earth Alliance confirmed that all donations would help those directly working on the frontline of the fire and fire relief.

“100 percent of donations 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.”

Leo has been sharing tons of images of the Amazon, and they are utterly heartbreaking. Thank goodness Leo and his partners have stepped up to offer assistance toward the indigenous people of the Amazon.

 

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#Regram #RG @rainforestalliance: 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—a staggering 84% increase over the same period last year (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil). Scientists and conservationists attribute the accelerating deforestation to President Jair Bolsonaro, who issued an open invitation to loggers and farmers to clear the land after taking office in January.⁣ ⁣ The largest rainforest in the world is a critical piece of the global climate solution. Without the Amazon, we cannot keep the Earth’s warming in check. ⁣ ⁣ The Amazon needs more than our prayers. So what can YOU do?⁣ ⁣ ✔ As an emergency response, donate to frontline Amazon groups working to defend the forest. ⁣ ✔ Consider becoming a regular supporter of the Rainforest Alliance’s community forestry initiatives across the world’s most vulnerable tropical forests, including the Amazon; this approach is by far the most effective defense against deforestation and natural forest fires, but it requires deep, long-term collaboration between the communities and the public and private sectors. ✔ Stay on top of this story and keep sharing posts, tagging news agencies and influencers. ⁣ ✔ Be a conscious consumer, taking care to support companies committed to responsible supply chains.⁣ Eliminate or reduce consumption of beef; cattle ranching is one of the primary drivers of Amazon deforestation. ✔ When election time comes, VOTE for leaders who understand the urgency of our climate crisis and are willing to take bold action—including strong governance and forward-thinking policy.⁣ ⁣ #RainforestAlliance #SaveTheAmazon #PrayForAmazonia #AmazonRainforest #ActOnClimate #ForestsResist #ClimateCrisis 📸: @mohsinkazmitakespictures / Windy.com

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#Regram #RG @earthalliance #EarthAlliance, launched in July by @LeonardoDiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Brian Sheth, 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. Join Us. 100 percent 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. To learn more or to donate, please visit ealliance.org/amazonfund (see link in bio) Photos: @chamiltonjames, @danielbeltraphoto 2017

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The Amazon desperately needs our help. Whether you are a philanthropist, an organization, or an individual, please help donate to the @EarthAlliance Amazon Forest Fund to help the local partners and indigenous communities protecting the Amazon, the wildlife that lives there, and the health of the planet overall. 100% of the proceeds go to local organizations. Preventing these fires requires protecting the forests, so help Earth Alliance fight deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. If you cannot contribute, follow @EarthAlliance and help spread the word so we can continue to generate action and change. We hope you will join us however you can. Get involved and donate at ealliance.org/amazonfund (#linkinbio)

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