Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance launches Australia Wildfire Fund with $3M donation

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance environmental organization will donate $3 million to help wildfire relief efforts in Australia

Leonardo DiCaprio, who has always been vocal about his concerns regarding climate change and environmental crisis, will be donating United States dollars 3 million to the relief efforts being conducted for those affected by the devastating Australian Bushfire.

The foundation said on Thursday that it has launched the Australia Wildfire Fund to help with an "international response to the catastrophic forest fires" now raging in the country.

Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged $3 million (£2.3 million) to fight the Australian wildfires.

The wildfires - which have burned an area double the size of Maryland - have killed at least 25 people and destroyed 2,000 homes.

Fox News reports that DeCaprio co-chairs the organization, which combats climate change and biodiversity loss. The fires have been raging since September, and the year has been reported as the hottest and driest in records, which seems to be fuelling the bushfires. Before this week, Australian celebrity Chris Hemsworth and Elton John every offered $1 million to its cause.

The organisation will be working with companies in Australia fighting the blaze, including WIRES Wildlife Rescue, Aussie Ark and Bush Heritage. The list of celebs goes long including Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Kylie Jenner and Pink. Metallica said it would donate $ 750,000 to a fire and emergency services agency in Victoria. English celebrity Phoebe Waller-Bridge stated she'd dismiss her Golden Globes outfit and have the profits go to firefighter relief. It also works to help recovery efforts in the Amazon, after wildfires also devastated parts of the rainforest.

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