You might have heard about the recent incident that relates to the Amazon Rain forest fires. Well, everyone expects the fire must be stopped if we want to save the earth.
In the meanwhile Hollywood superstar Leonardo Dicaprio has come forward and pledged $5 million for Amazon rain-forest fires.
In a report that says that Amazon rain-forests contribute as much as 20% oxygen to the entire earth’s ecosystem. They are the largest forest cover on earth. The pace with which the fire has broken might cause lots of troubles in the future. So, it’s necessary that this fire should be stopped as early as possible.
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#Regram #RG @chamiltonjames The real heroes of fires are of course the firefighters. In the Amazon they often work with nothing but machetes and leaf blowers and small tanks of fire suppressant. I worked with a troop of them in eastern Brazil back in 2017. It was tough hot and at times hopeless work. Some of them were Guajajara tribesmen who had dedicated their lives to protecting what was left of their ancestral forests – most had already been logged and burned. Some of them had been murdered for trying. It was brutal and tragic and we should all bow down to them for what they do – for so little money that they have to roll cigarettes with writing paper.
Leonardo Dicaprio who recently donated $5 million is one of a few Hollywood personalities who occasionally come forward and help in such cases. Through his act, he wants to give a message to protect our environment due to the climate change.
In the past, he had started his own organization Earth Alliance with the help of a number of eminent philanthropists and friends Brian Sheth and Laurene Powell Jobs.
Now, the fund raised by Dicaprio’s foundation company is going to provide financial aid to both the indigenous communities and other partners as they are keen to protect the huge cover of forests.
This is what Dicaprio’s organization has issued a statement on the recent issue “Currently, we can all see that Amazon rain-forest is on fire, with over 9,000 wildfires scorching delicate irreplaceable landscapes across Brazil this week, year to date, more than 72,000 fires have been reported by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). This is a significant increase from the 40,000 fires in Brazil at this point last year. The destruction of the Amazon rain-forest 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 defenses against the climate crisis.”
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#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
Regarding the work that the organization Earth Alliance has initiated, they chose to add something more. This is what they have to say, “We formed Earth Alliance as an immediate relief fund to save Amazon forests. We decided to initially contribute with an amount of $5 million to entirely focus on the “lungs of the planet”. The above fund that has been raised will directly help all the local partners along with all those indigenous communities protecting the Amazon. It will also help protecting the diversity of wildlife that lives there along with the overall health of the planet.”
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