Amazon fires: Leonardo DiCaprio pledges over GHc 27m to help save the rainforest

Amazon fires: Leonardo DiCaprio pledges over GHc 27m 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 to help fight the menace

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

In recent times, the Amazon rainforest 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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DiCaprio has pledged $5 million (N1.8 billion) through his organisation to control the rainforest fires. In a post shared on his Instagram page, the actor revealed his great concern as he urged people to donate to the cause.

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See his post below:

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 defenses against the climate crisis."

Hopefully, the rainforest fires would be stopped finally.

Just recently, YEN.com.gh reported on things people need to know about the forest fires in the Amazon.

Dense jungles catch fire practically every year. However, in 2019, the number of fire epicentres has increased dramatically compared to previous years. It is regrettable to admit that humans are considered to be one of the primary causes of the catastrophe.

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The 15-year-old Ghanaian student-athlete’s book aims at motivating other people of his age and children to write. According to Blacknews.com, the book has already been accepted by the United Stated Library of Congress.

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