This Thursday, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance Organization announced that they will be donating $3M to Australia Wildfire Relief.
The wildfires in Australia have been absolutely dreadful. They have scorched over 15 million acres of Australia, and have destroyed over 2,000 homes. The fires have resulted in 27 deaths including firefighters. Half a billion animals have been affected by the fires including birds, mammals, and reptiles. This number is excluding insects and frogs so the total number is much higher.
The money DiCaprio donates will go to support long term restoration. The money will go to local partner organizations including Aussie Ark, Bush Heritage, and Wires Wildlife Rescue.