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EntertainmentLeonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance Commits $5 Million to Amazon Fires

00:15  26 august  2019
00:15  26 august  2019 Source:   variety.com

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Steve Jobs' billionaire widow Laurene Powell Jobs pledge $ 5 million An environmental fund backed by Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged $ 5 million to help fight Amazon fires - just DiCaprio wrote on Instagram: ' Earth Alliance is committed to helping protect the natural world.

Earth Alliance , a new organization to help address the urgent threats to our planet’ s life support systems, launched today – born out of the shared passion of its founding co-chairs: environmental activist and Academy Award®-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio , businesswoman and philanthropist

Earth Alliance, an environmental initiative backed by Leonardo DiCaprio, has committed $5 million toward the preservation of the Amazon rain forest following an alarming surge in wildfires.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance Commits $5 Million to Amazon Fires© Matt Baron/Shutterstock

After launching Sunday, the organization’s emergency Amazon Forest Fund is working to support local partners and indigenous communities in their efforts to protect the sensitive habitats within the Amazon. The funds will be donated to five local organizations: Instituto Associacao Floresta Protegida (Kayapo), Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB), Instituto Kabu (Kayapo), Instituto Raoni (Kayapo) and Instituto Socioambiental (ISA).

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Leonardo DiCaprio Backs New Environmental Initiative. “ Earth Alliance is part of our answer. I am proud to join with Leo and Brian to make a habitable earth possible for Since launching in 1998, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has provided more than 0 million in grants to projects both at

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is now part of Earth Alliance . A new philanthropic partnership dedicated to urgently addressing climate change and environmental threats to life on The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth ’ s inhabitants.

According to the fund’s website, more than 72,000 fires have been reported by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) — a stark increase from last year’s 40,000 fires, which can largely be attributed to an unprecedented surge in deforestation by cattle operations and feed crops.

The fires have also sparked widespread outrage online, prompting a number of celebrities to use their social media platforms to raise awareness.

“The largest rainforest in the world is a critical piece of the global climate solution,” DiCaprio said in an Instagram post. “Without the Amazon, we cannot keep the Earth’s warming in check.”

Founded in July by DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth, Earth Alliance is a climate change organization led by an independent management team of scientists and conservationists, working to protect ecosystems and wildlife, ensure climate justice, support renewable energy and secure indigenous rights.

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Madonna and Leonardo DiCaprio were among the scores of Hollywood figures demanding action to address the ongoing crisis in the Brazilian Amazon , where fires continue to ravage the world’ s largest tropical rainforest. Shocking images of the fires are currently being streamed worldwide, with many

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) aims to create a world where both nature and humanity coexist in harmony. Over the past twenty years, LDF has awarded over 0 million in grants, funding 200+ high-impact projects in 50 countries across Asia, the Americas, Africa, the Arctic, Antarctica, and

#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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Leonardo DiCaprio shared a post from the Rainforest Alliance about the devastating Amazon wildfires. Credit: Instagram/ Leonardo DiCaprio . It reads: "The lungs of the Earth are in flames. "The Brazilian Amazon - home to 1 million Indigenous people and 3 million species - has been burning

The fires , which environmentalists claim were caused by humans, are decimating one of the Earth ' s biggest In Brazil, an inferno continues to tear through the Amazon rainforest, ravaging the ecosystem and Figures like Leonardo DiCaprio , Madonna, and Lil Nas X have hit social media to send their

A post shared by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on Aug 25, 2019 at 6:51am PDT

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