Amazon fires: Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $5m to help save the rainforest

Amazon fires: Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $5m to help save the rainforest

- Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has expressed his deep concerns about recent Amazon fires

- The Titanic star has reportedly given out $5 million (R76 775 000) to help fight the menace

-According to BBC, the money will with given out to indigenous groups to help protect the Amazon from fires

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In recent times, the Amazon rain forest has experienced great fires burning across the region.

According to BBC, the National Institute for Space Research in Brazil has revealed that there have been over 72,000 fires in the Amazon in 2019 alone.

Well, Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has expressed great concern about the rapid fires at the Amazon that he has chaired an environmental organisation called Earth Alliance, to control or totally stop the menace.

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Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $5m to help save the Amazon

Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $5m to help save the Amazon after showing deep concern on social media Photo: Getty Images
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Briefly.co.za learnt that DiCaprio has pledged $5 million (R76 775 000) through his organisation to control the rain forest fires. In a post shared on his Instagram page, the actor revealed his great concern as he urged people to donate to the cause.

See his post below:

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In a statement shared on Earth Alliance's page, it was explained that the "destruction of the Amazon rainforest is rapidly releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, destroying an ecosystem that absorbs millions of tons of carbon emissions every year and is one of the planet’s best defences against the climate crisis."

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