- World-renowned actor Leonardo DiCaprio has joined calls for Ghana to keep the Atewa Forest safe as it is critical to the health of the entire planet earth
- The forest in Ghana has 1,000 species of plants, 230 species of birds, 570 species of butterflies, and 50 species of mammals going extinct
- The Ghana government expressed great interest in mining bauxite in the forest, which will deplete the rich natural resource
Leonardo DiCaprio who acted as Jack in the famous Titanic and also starred in a host of other movies has called on the Ghana government to make sure the Atewa Forest is kept safe.
In a video sighted by Legit.ng on the verified Twitter handle of the world-renowned actor, it is indicated that the forest in Ghana is one of the earth's irreplaceable places keeping the planet alive.
It serves as the home to more than 1,000 species of plants, 230 species of birds, 570 species of butterflies, and more than 50 species of mammals out of which most are endangered.
See the full video below:
The Atewa Forest is described as a key biodiversity area that is critical to the persistence of global biodiversity and the overall health of the entire planet Earth.
In 2016, the government of Ghana announced that it had plans of mining bauxite under the forest which means it will be depleted to a great extent.
Global manufacturing companies BMW Group, Tetra Pak & Schüco in addition to Leonardo DiCaprio have all expressed their concerns over the mining of aluminium at the spot.
Instead, they have urged Ghana to rather turn the forest into a national park which is estimated to yield much more returns than the mining of bauxite.
In a related story about the Hollywood star, Legit.ng reported that colleague Brad Pitt revealed Leonardo DiCaprio's pet name for him. According to the actor, DiCaprio calls him 'lover'.
Pitt made the disclosure to PeopleTV on the red carpet ahead of the 26th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.
“Lover. He calls me Lover. It’s a bit confusing, but I roll with it.”
Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over three years of working experience in the media industry.
He has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When he is not writing about celebrities, you will find him blogging about local Nigerian recipes on Instagram (@playfoodbyyinka)