The rainforest in the Amazon has been burning for weeks now. The President in Brazil Jail Bolsonaro claimed that the non-governmental organizations are the ones who set the forest on fire.
Bolsonaro said the NGOs were punishing him after he slashed their funding. The Brazilian president said he would deploy an army to combat the massive fire in the rainforest. Jain Bosonaro reacted after lots of people have reacted to the destruction in the forest. The Amazon forest was the Earth’s bulwark against climate change. The resident near the forest was posting pictures of their dark sky on their social media account. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite captured an image of the smoke and fire from the burning forest.
Hollywood actor, philanthropist, and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio donated $5 million to save the burning Amazon rainforest. The philanthropist is a supporter of several organizations that aims to protect the planet.
According to the report, Leonardo DiCaprio’s organization, Earth Alliance said they will be donating money to indigenous communities and local groups to protect the forest.
“The destruction of the Amazon rainforest is rapidly releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, destroying an ecosystem that absorbs millions of tonnes of carbon emissions every year and is one of the planet’s best defenses against the climate crisis.”
Based on the report, Leonardo Di Caprio shared several photos of the destroyed forest in his Instagram account. He encourages the public to support and get involved in the crisis.
The organizations that are receiving cash are Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB), Instituto Associacao Floresta Protegida, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), Instituto Kabu, and Instituto Raoni.
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