Earth Alliance, another association co-led by celebrity actor Leonardo DiCaprio, has declared the dispatch of a $3million bushfire fund. The association resolved to launch the Australia Wildfire Fund, a worldwide reaction to the national bushfire emergency. All funds will go towards helping firemen and long haul recuperation endeavors.
Working close by Aussie Ark, Bush Heritage and WIRES Wildlife Rescue, the Australia Wildfire Fund means to help networks most affected by the bushfires, empower wildlife recuperation and bolster the rebuilding of the nation’s environments.
Earth Alliance, established in 2019, is co-led by Leonardo DiCaprio, philanthropist, and giver Laurene Powell Jobs (the widow of Apple Steve Jobs) and financial specialist Brian Sheth.
DiCaprio is a long-lasting environmental sustainability advocate, having additionally established his namesake philanthropy, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, in 1998 to secure the ‘wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants’.
In November, DiCaprio said something regarding Australia’s bushfire emergency when he re-posted an announcement by Aussie Ark on Instagram.
‘Australian conservation efforts need a radical overhaul,’ the organisation stated.
‘Mitigating the intensity of these fires, mostly set by humans and their activities, can be achieved by restoring our native ecosystem engineers, such as bandicoots, bettongs, and potoroos.
‘These species help to maintain healthy forests by continually turning over and breaking down forest leaf litter, thereby drastically reducing fuel load. In their absence, fires are more intense, often reaching the treetops, which can affect populations of species already on the brink, like the koala.’
The Australia Wildlife Fund site expresses that one of its goals incorporates ‘overpopulating unique ecosystems’, which they guarantee will expand ‘climate resilience’ and lessen the risk of future fires.
The bushfires across Australia have so far taken 26 lives, killed an expected billion animals, and crushed to the ground a large number of homes.