Yoshiki — internationally renowned, composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer and leader of the rock group X JAPAN—has announced his support for Earth Alliance and its Amazon Forest Fund.

YOSHIKI has donated $100,000.00 to Earth Alliance and its Amazon Forest Fund in support of local efforts on the ground that are working to support the indigenous and local communities that are protecting the land and biodiversity. After hearing about the increasing fires throughout the Amazon region, YOSHIKI discovered the newly launched Earth Alliance and reached out to make the donation through his 501c3 nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

YOSHIKI chose to donate to the Amazon Forest Fund and Earth Alliance, which is hosted by Global Wildlife Conservation, a U.S. 501c3 nonprofit organization. Earth Alliance is a new organization co-founded by Leonardo DiCaprio in order to help address the urgent threats to our planet’s life support systems.
YOSHIKI’s donation to aid in the Amazon rainforest crisis continues the acclaimed musician’s international humanitarian work, which includes disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas and a 10 million-yen donation earlier this month in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation Fire.

All funds donated to the Amazon Forest Fund and Earth Alliance are distributed directly to local partners and the indigenous communities that are protecting the Amazon, the incredible diversity of wildlife that lives there, and the health of the planet overall. The following local organizations are protecting indigenous lands, providing relief to the communities impacted and will benefit from the Amazon Forest Fund:

Instituto Associação Floresta Protegida (Kayapo)
Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB)
Instituto Kabu (Kayapo)
Instituto Raoni (Kayapo)
Instituto Socioambiental (ISA)

For more information and to donate to the Amazon Forest Fund directly, click here.

“The Amazon fires deserve the world’s attention,” said YOSHIKI. “I want to encourage people in every nation, including Japan, to take action.”

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