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Leonardo DiCaprio launches fund to tackle Amazon fires

Khabarhub

August 26, 2019

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Leonardo DiCaprio launches fund to tackle Amazon fires

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Leonardo DiCaprio has announced a new emergency fund for the Amazon rainforest and pledged an initial $5 million to the cause, in response to the fires ravaging the area.

The money will “focus critical resources for indigenous communities and other local partners working to protect the life-sustaining biodiversity of the Amazon”, a statement read.

DiCaprio, a noted climate crisis activist, put the group together with billionaires Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth. The news was announced on his Instagram:

 

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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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