Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $5M to Combat Amazon Fires

Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $5M to Combat Amazon Fires

Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $5M to Combat Amazon Fires

Leonardo DiCaprio, via his new environmental foundation called Earth Alliance, has pledged  $5 million in aid to the Amazon, which has been swept by wildfires.

Per THR, the foundation was created last month by DiCaprio and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth. And on Sunday, it launched the Amazon Forest Fund in an announcement on its website. The alliance is also seeking donations to help repair the Brazilian rainforest, called the “lungs of the planet.”

The funds will be distributed to five local groups working to combat the problem: Instituto Associacao Floresta Protegida, Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon, Instituto Kabu, Instituto Raoni and Instituto Socioambiental.

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