Leonardo DiCaprio donates $5 million to Amazon rainforest fires

trending 27/08/2019

Leonardo DiCaprio has put his money where his mouth is by donating $5 million ($7.8 million NZD) to provide financial aid for the Amazon rainforest, which is being ravaged by wildfires at a rapid rate.

The Oscar winner's Earth Alliance organisation formed an emergency Amazon Forest Fund. The group has pledged $5 million 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."

You can get involved and donate right now at ealliance.org/amazonfund. To learn more about the Amazon Forest Fund, head over to Earth Alliance.