Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance pledges $5 million in aid of Amazon Fires


Nature has the power to make us all feel trivial, especially when it exhibits its capability to destroy. But when it is nature that are enduring a catastrophe even the smallest of help matters to the species that are unable to speak or call for help, case in point, and the burning Amazon forest. The lungs of our planet as the Amazon forest is called have been burning for the past few weeks and this is severely disturbing. The Amazon produces 20 percent of Earth’s oxygen and is a key factor in combating climate change. Leonardo DiCaprio is doing his bit to save and salvage whatever we can with Earth Alliance, an environmental group co-founded by him. Earth Alliance will donate $5m to help combat the fires currently ravaging the Amazon rainforest. This is what Earth Alliance had to say, “The initial monetary commitment will help focus critical resources on the key protections needed to maintain the ‘lungs of the planet’. These funds will be distributed directly to local partners and the indigenous communities protecting the Amazon, the incredible diversity of wildlife that lives there, and the health of the planet overall,”

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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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Other benevolent partners of Earth alliance are billionaires Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth. If the fires are not curbed the consequences could be clamant, not only for the 1 million Indigenous people who call it home and 3 million species that are in danger but for the planet as a whole. Let’s all take a cue from the reel and real hero and do our bit to save the lungs of Planet Earth.

[Via:TheGuardian]

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