Hollywood A’ lister Leonardo DiCaprio is in an apparent effort to help save the Amazon rainforest. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star is sending $5 million in donations to aid groups responding to the forest fires currently destroying the Amazon.
DiCaprio launched the environmental organization Earth Alliance in July with Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Steve Jobs, and Brian Sheth. On Sunday the organization announced the Amazon Forest Fund, which they say will distribute donations “directly to local partners and the indigenous communities protecting the Amazon”.
The Amazon is in dire need of resources to combat the wildfires engulfing the massive rainforest—CNN says the region’s seen an 80 percent increase in fires this year as compared with last year, prompting two states in the Amazon to declare a state of emergency.