The Earth Alliance, Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental foundation, has pledged US$5 million to help recover the Amazon Rainforest. 100% of the donations given towards the Amazon Forest Fund will go to partners on the ground, as announced by Leo on Instagram.
These funds will be distributed to local partners and the indigenous communities protecting the Amazon, the incredible diversity of wildlife that lives there and the health of the planet overall. These groups are:
- Instituto Associacao Floresta Protegida (Kayapo)
- Coordination of the Indigenous Organisations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB)
- Instituto Kabu (Kayapo)
- Instituto Raoni (Kayapo)
- Instituto Socioambiental (ISA)
Leo has been active on Instagram trying to raise awareness of the global crisis.
Earth Alliance was created last month by DiCaprio and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth.
You can donate to the Amazon Forest Fund here.