Protect An Acre

Where Human Rights and Forest Protection Come Together

Since 1993, RAN’s Protect-an-Acre program (PAA) has distributed more than one million dollars in grants to more than 150 frontline communities, Indigenous-led organizations, and allies, helping their efforts to secure protection for millions of acres of traditional territory in forests around the world.

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Africa

WOMSUD 1
Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support mobilization efforts together with newly formed women-led community based organizations in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties in northwestern Liberia to limit the expansion of palm oil plantations onto community land and forest areas associated with a 750,000 acre concession granted to Malaysia company Sime Darby and to document livelihood activities that women are engaged in within their communities as part of a conflict resolution process.

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Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support mobilization efforts together with newly formed women-led community based organizations in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties in northwestern Liberia …

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Potting Seedlings
Grant Year: 2013
$1,500 to support expanding an existing successful agroforestry and tree planting project in Uganda through establishing two additional tree nurseries supported by rainwater harvesting tanks, which will seed one additional model farm where methods such as alley cropping, live fencing, woodlots and beekeeping will be demonstrated for, and maintained by, project participants.

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Grant Year: 2013
$1,500 to support expanding an existing successful agroforestry and tree planting project in Uganda through establishing two additional tree nurseries supported by rainwater …

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rwdaGrant Year: 2012
$1,000 to help this women-led organization that has been achieving impressive results on a shoestring budget drastically enhance its capacity and efficiency through the purchase of a laptop and printer to be used to support its community training and capacity building efforts to promote tree planting and rainforest protection in rural Uganda.

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Grant Year: 2012
$1,000 to help this women-led organization that has been achieving impressive results on a shoestring budget drastically enhance its capacity and efficiency …

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Grant Year: 2002
$1,960 to support the Amani Butterfly Project, which will help ensure the preservation of the Eastern Arc Mountains, a forest region that is one of the most biologically diverse terrestrial habitats in the world, through the creation of a butterfly-farming group among forest-adjacent agricultural communities.

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Grant Year: 2002
$1,960 to support the Amani Butterfly Project, which will help ensure the preservation of the Eastern Arc Mountains, a forest region that is …

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NGOCE Ekuri-Self-Initiative
Grant Year: 2001

$5,001 to support NGOCE’s campaign to protect the Cross River rainforest, the 2nd largest intact forest in Africa and a critical hotspot of biodiversity, through community organizing and the implementation of economic alternatives to logging and bush meat hunting, such as grasscutter, mushroom and snail farms, honey cultivation and the development of soaps and detergents from oils found in forest trees.

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Grant Year: 2001
$5,001 to support NGOCE’s campaign to protect the Cross River rainforest, the 2nd largest intact forest in Africa and a critical hotspot of …

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Grant Year: 1999
$1,583 to help local communities of the Cross River State with education and resource management training to help address the problem of deforestation, including establishing 30 Community Development Volunteers from 10 different communities.

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Grant Year: 1999
$1,583 to help local communities of the Cross River State with education and resource management training to help address the problem of deforestation, …

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Grant Year: 1999
$5,017 to support ABGREMO’s campaign to protect mangroves in Cross River State, Nigeria by educating and working with local communities about the important of mangroves to the local economy and through the formation of Community Mangrove Forest Management Committees (CMMC) in pilot communities.

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Grant Year: 1999
$5,017 to support ABGREMO’s campaign to protect mangroves in Cross River State, Nigeria by educating and working with local communities about the important …

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Grant Year: 2000
$5,000 to support an effort to create an alternative source of income through the cultivation of rubber trees and the sustainable management of the 247 hectare NDE community forest, which would help provide protection from illegal timber dealers.

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Grant Year: 2000
$5,000 to support an effort to create an alternative source of income through the cultivation of rubber trees and the sustainable management of …

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Grant Year: 1999
$5,169 towards efforts to protect 2,500 hectares of the last remaining forests in central Cameroon, the protection of the only river providing water to Bougnougoulouk and neighboring villages, the protection of wildlife of the Bougnougoulouk forest from poachers, and the halt of the desertification process of Central Cameroon.

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Grant Year: 1999
$5,169 towards efforts to protect 2,500 hectares of the last remaining forests in central Cameroon, the protection of the only river providing water …

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Grant Year: 1999
$6,000 to help stop logging in the sacred Sekyere Hemang Grove in Ghana and to repair local deforested areas through an agroforestry project.

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Grant Year: 1999
$6,000 to help stop logging in the sacred Sekyere Hemang Grove in Ghana and to repair local deforested areas through an agroforestry project.

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Asia

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Grant Year: 2014
$4,000 to support training members of 30 villages in West Kalimantan, Indonesia to build a community-based monitoring system to track the implementation of APP and APRIL’s forest and social responsibility commitments, while also providing additional trainings and support related to capacity building, mapping of tenure conflicts and the establishment of a conflict resolution roadmap.

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Grant Year: 2014
$4,000 to support training members of 30 villages in West Kalimantan, Indonesia to build a community-based monitoring system to track the implementation of …

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WBH 1
Grant Year: 2013
$7,500 to support pulp and paper related community engagement, including participatory mapping, monitoring and advocacy work and conflict resolution between several villages and Asia Pulp and Paper and Marubeni Corporation in the district of Ogan Komering Ilir (OKI) which covers nearly 4.7 million acres of riverine terrain in the east of the province of South Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Grant Year: 2013
$7,500 to support pulp and paper related community engagement, including participatory mapping, monitoring and advocacy work and conflict resolution between several villages and …

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JMGJ 1
Grant Year: 2013
$5,000 to support strengthening community capacity in Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia to protect peatland ecosystems from the expansion of pulp and paper and palm oil plantations through participatory mapping of community claims and forest cover status to determine how that intersects with where current concessions are located and which companies have the licenses, as well as developing trusted relationships with community leaders, raising awareness generally regarding legal rights and the impacts of plantations, and formulating plans of action towards a process of achieving negotiated resolutions.

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Grant Year: 2013
$5,000 to support strengthening community capacity in Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia to protect peatland ecosystems from the expansion of pulp and paper and …

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walhi kalbar 1
Grant Year: 2013
$6,000 to support efforts to address the threat of industrial monoculture plantations in West Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo through sharing recently compiled baseline data to be used for planning future campaign activities, including through an advocacy workshop with participation from approximately 40 people representing civil society and impacted communities.

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Grant Year: 2013
$6,000 to support efforts to address the threat of industrial monoculture plantations in West Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo through sharing recently compiled baseline …

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Grant Year: 2013
$7,000 to support a conflict resolution and negotiation training for 25 United Farmers of Jambi leaders, a mediation process between an Indigenous community and a pulp and paper operation impacting their land, and the compiling of baseline data to prepare for conflict resolution training and support with communities in Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia that live near deep peatland ecosystems.

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Grant Year: 2013
$7,000 to support a conflict resolution and negotiation training for 25 United Farmers of Jambi leaders, a mediation process between an Indigenous community …

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OCEAN 1
Grant Year: 2014
$5,000 to support the travel of litigation and campaign teams to meet with communities in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea to seek their input regarding efforts to secure the cancellation of palm oil plantation leases.

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Grant Year: 2014
$5,000 to support the travel of litigation and campaign teams to meet with communities in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea to seek their …

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Grant Year: 2013
$2,500 to support a community-led project to remove 24 illegal palm oil plantations covering 25,000 acres from within the Leuser Protected Ecosystem in Aceh and North Sumatra, the first time a project of this nature has taken place anywhere in Indonesia.

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Grant Year: 2013
$2,500 to support a community-led project to remove 24 illegal palm oil plantations covering 25,000 acres from within the Leuser Protected Ecosystem in …

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Tree Ordination at Ta Tay Leu
Grant Year: 2013
$3,000 to support a movement of environmental activists, Buddhist monks, and remote communities fighting to stop the proposed Cheay Areng dam in the Areng Valley of southwest Cambodia that would flood 50,000 acres of rainforest and displace thousands.

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Grant Year: 2013
$3,000 to support a movement of environmental activists, Buddhist monks, and remote communities fighting to stop the proposed Cheay Areng dam in the …

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SAVE Rivers 1
Grant Year: 2013
$500 to support the SAVE Rivers network’s efforts to raise awareness in Sarawak, Malaysia about the risks of building 12 proposed mega-dams on the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples, which would forcibly displace tens of thousands of people and also flood more than 500,000 acres of rainforest.

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Grant Year: 2013
$500 to support the SAVE Rivers network’s efforts to raise awareness in Sarawak, Malaysia about the risks of building 12 proposed mega-dams on …

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Link AR 1
Grant Year: 2013
$3,000 to support a project in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, working with villages and training a grassroots team to build a community-based monitoring system to track the implementation of Asia Pulp and Paper’s Forest Conservation Policy commitments and gather evidence to be used to hold the company accountable.

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Grant Year: 2013
$3,000 to support a project in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, working with villages and training a grassroots team to build a community-based monitoring system …

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Europe

Grant Year: 2008
$3,000 to provide bridge funding to maintain a part-time coordinator for 5 months to allow EEPN to continue networking on the Shrink Project (which recently secured a commitment from the French government to reduce paper consumption by 50%), the Indonesia Paper Campaign, and the Virtual Global Summit on the paper industry.

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Grant Year: 2008
$3,000 to provide bridge funding to maintain a part-time coordinator for 5 months to allow EEPN to continue networking on the Shrink Project …

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North America

Olancho Environmental Movement
Grant Year: 2004
$5,000 to support 12 local leaders to be trained and in turn train their community members in several areas related to the struggle against illegal logging in Olancho, Honduras.

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Grant Year: 2004
$5,000 to support 12 local leaders to be trained and in turn train their community members in several areas related to the struggle against …

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Bladen
Grant Year: 2010
$1,000 to support an advocacy campaign to secure the Government of Belize’s commitment to protected area legislation, specifically focusing on the most recent illegal, environmentally and socially detrimental activity, a proposed hydroelectric facility within the most restricted and perhaps most pristine protected area in the country, Bladen Nature Reserve.

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Grant Year: 2010
$1,000 to support an advocacy campaign to secure the Government of Belize’s commitment to protected area legislation, specifically focusing on the most recent …

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gnyo
Grant Year: 2014
$2,000 to support the Save Keys Lake Campaign, which is intended as a step toward cancelling Ontario’s 10-year logging plan on Grassy Narrows First Nation’s territory and will provide an opportunity for this newly-formed organization to build skills and capacity.

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Grant Year: 2014
$2,000 to support the Save Keys Lake Campaign, which is intended as a step toward cancelling Ontario’s 10-year logging plan on Grassy Narrows …

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Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to  support mapping and physical demarcation of boundaries for Majé Cordillera in Panama to obtain collective land title recognition of 20,000 acres of rainforest territory for an Embera community to help protect rainforests from loggers that have been extracting cocobolo trees for export to high-paying markets in Asia.

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Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to  support mapping and physical demarcation of boundaries for Majé Cordillera in Panama to obtain collective land title recognition of 20,000 acres …

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Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to support Maya Leaders Alliance, an organization that has helped secure major land rights victories in recent years and is now defending that progress and challenging a potential oil drilling project through a major 2 month grassroots mobilization incorporating 38 Maya communities consisting 21,000 people living within a region covering 500,000 acres of forested frontier in southern Belize. MLA is informing communities about plans for oil drilling and gathering leaders to re-articulate a collective position in favor of safeguarding land rights and the environment.

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Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to support Maya Leaders Alliance, an organization that has helped secure major land rights victories in recent years and is now defending …

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Keepers of the Athabasca 2011 Healing Walk 2Grant Year: 2011
$4,000 to support the 2011 Tar Sands Healing Walk, attended by several hundred people from tar sands impacted communities, hosted in Fort McMurray where major tar sands expansion is causing irreversible damage to both the environment and human health.

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Grant Year: 2011
$4,000 to support the 2011 Tar Sands Healing Walk, attended by several hundred people from tar sands impacted communities, hosted in Fort McMurray …

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larry gibson
Grant Year: 2009

$1,500 to support Larry Gibson’s tireless work bringing thousands of people to witness the destruction caused by mountaintop removal coal mining to help build a movement to ensure his ancestral land on Kayford Mountain in West Virginia will not become a part of the 7,000 acre MTR site that surrounds it today.

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Grant Year: 2009
$1,500 to support Larry Gibson’s tireless work bringing thousands of people to witness the destruction caused by mountaintop removal coal mining to help …

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Mountain Justice
Grant Year: 2009

$1,000 to support the 2010 Mountain Justice Summer Training Camp, consisting of ten days of training, strategizing, bonding, service and action for veteran and novice activists and for people living both within and outside of the coalfields of Appalachia to cultivate the skills and visions needed to abolish mountaintop removal and build vibrant, healthy, self-reliant communities.

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Grant Year: 2009
$1,000 to support the 2010 Mountain Justice Summer Training Camp, consisting of ten days of training, strategizing, bonding, service and action for veteran …

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Defenders of the landGrant Year: 2009
$1,250 to support the organizing of a national day of action with participation from First Nations across Canada, one of the only countries that at the time still opposed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to shine a spotlight on the country’s continued policy to remove First Nations’ control over their land and resource base, with the demand that Canada recognize Indigenous communities’ right to self-determination.

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Grant Year: 2009
$1,250 to support the organizing of a national day of action with participation from First Nations across Canada, one of the only countries …

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Barrier LakeGrant Year: 2008
$3,000 in support for ongoing efforts by the Algonquins, among the most advanced communities in Canada in terms of their research and land use planning, to pressure the government to respect its signed agreements pertaining to resource co-management and sustainable development.

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Grant Year: 2008
$3,000 in support for ongoing efforts by the Algonquins, among the most advanced communities in Canada in terms of their research and land …

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South America

Grant Year: 2003
$1,000 to support a peaceful march with approximately 1,000 participants in Puyo organized by the Kichwa community of Sarayaku  to represent a unified, public voice in opposition to oil development on their land.

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Grant Year: 2003
$1,000 to support a peaceful march with approximately 1,000 participants in Puyo organized by the Kichwa community of Sarayaku  to represent a unified, public voice …

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Grant Year: 2010
$2,500 to support a major gathering on the anniversary of an Indigenous-led strike throughout the Peruvian Amazon against oil development with the goal of strengthening the resolve of regional based organizations and communities to defend their collective territories through increased knowledge of available legal tools and precedents, including ILO Convention No. 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Grant Year: 2010
$2,500 to support a major gathering on the anniversary of an Indigenous-led strike throughout the Peruvian Amazon against oil development with the goal …

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achuar map
Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support a participatory mapping project in collaboration with the Achuar community of Putuntsa in the Peruvian Amazon to be used an as advocacy tool to demonstrate how they occupy and use their traditional territory, which is threatened by pending oil development.

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Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support a participatory mapping project in collaboration with the Achuar community of Putuntsa in the Peruvian Amazon to be used an …

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Land is Life UNPFII
Grant Year: 2014
$2,500 to support a delegation of leaders of the Sapara nationality from the Ecuadorian Amazon to attend the the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York and present their case against the government’s auctioning of Sapara territory for oil development without consent before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC

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Grant Year: 2014
$2,500 to support a delegation of leaders of the Sapara nationality from the Ecuadorian Amazon to attend the the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues …

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Munduruku 1
Grant Year: 2013
$5,000 to support transportation and partition of Munduruku community from the Tapajós Basin in the Brazilian Amazon, currently fighting to stop 3 planned mega-dams that would impact their territory, to participate in the National Indigenous Mobilization, a week-long protest at the Brazilian Congress in response to a proposed law that would amend the constitution to eliminate Indigenous rights in favor of industry.

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Grant Year: 2013
$5,000 to support transportation and partition of Munduruku community from the Tapajós Basin in the Brazilian Amazon, currently fighting to stop 3 planned …

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Grant Year: 2013
$1,500 to support an award-winning Sarayaku filmmaker producing a 10 minute advocacy video, including covering costs for travel to remote Indigenous communities to shoot footage and record testimonials, to demonstrate the unified stance of resistance to oil across all of the 7 Indigenous nationalities in the Ecuadorian Amazon potentially impacted by the XI Oil Round auction.

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Grant Year: 2013
$1,500 to support an award-winning Sarayaku filmmaker producing a 10 minute advocacy video, including covering costs for travel to remote Indigenous communities to shoot …

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2012 Pan Amazon Social Forum
Grant Year: 2012
$1,500 to support a delegation of Indigenous leaders from Bolivia’s National Park and Indigenous Territory Isiboro Secure (TIPNIS) to attend 6th Pan Amazon Social Forum, taking place in Bolivia. Communities from the TIPNIS region have been fighting a major road that would threaten their territory and the Forum provides an ideal platform for threatened communities from throughout the region to strategize and strengthen their collective territorial defense and forest protection efforts.

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Grant Year: 2012
$1,500 to support a delegation of Indigenous leaders from Bolivia’s National Park and Indigenous Territory Isiboro Secure (TIPNIS) to attend 6th Pan Amazon Social Forum, taking …

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Peru images
Grant Year: 2011
$3,000 to support an inter-ethnic congress of Shuar, Achuar, Wambisa, Shapra, Kandoshi and Kichwa peoples in the Morona river basin in the northern Peruvian Amazon in order to discuss the common threats to their territory, watershed, rivers and lakes posed by pending oil drilling by Talisman Energy in Block 64 with the objective of forming a common position to defend ancestral Indigenous territory and keep oil companies out. Talisman Energy was forced to abandon oil drilling plans in the Peruvian Amazon the following year.

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Grant Year: 2011
$3,000 to support an inter-ethnic congress of Shuar, Achuar, Wambisa, Shapra, Kandoshi and Kichwa peoples in the Morona river basin in the northern …

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IMG_6625 (1)Grant Year: 2014
$5,000 to support the demarcation and monitoring of the Sawré Muybu territory of the Munduruku people, the last large un-demarcated swath of ​​Munduruku territory in the Tapajós Basin, a jewel of the Amazon and home to an incredible array of plant and animal biodiversity that is threatened  by Brazil’s plans to build 3 major dams.

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Grant Year: 2014
$5,000 to support the demarcation and monitoring of the Sawré Muybu territory of the Munduruku people, the last large un-demarcated swath of ​​Munduruku territory …

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PAA_FrenteGrant Year: 2010
$4,000 to support ongoing work to expand the recognized territory of the Mushuk-Llatka de Chipaota Indigenous community from 22,000 to 37,000 hectares through the establishment of a biological reserve in the Andean Forest buffer zone of Cordillera Azul National Park and to secure protection of the area through a community-led monitoring program.

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Grant Year: 2010
$4,000 to support ongoing work to expand the recognized territory of the Mushuk-Llatka de Chipaota Indigenous community from 22,000 to 37,000 hectares through …

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Grant Year: 2003
$1,000 to support a peaceful march with approximately 1,000 participants in Puyo organized by the Kichwa community of Sarayaku  to represent a unified, public voice in opposition to oil development on their land.


Grant Year: 2004
$5,000 to support 12 local leaders to be trained and in turn train their community members in several areas related to the struggle against illegal logging in Olancho, Honduras.

Grant Year: 2010
$2,500 to support a major gathering on the anniversary of an Indigenous-led strike throughout the Peruvian Amazon against oil development with the goal of strengthening the resolve of regional based organizations and communities to defend their collective territories through increased knowledge of available legal tools and precedents, including ILO Convention No. 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Grant Year: 2010
$1,000 to support an advocacy campaign to secure the Government of Belize’s commitment to protected area legislation, specifically focusing on the most recent illegal, environmentally and socially detrimental activity, a proposed hydroelectric facility within the most restricted and perhaps most pristine protected area in the country, Bladen Nature Reserve.


Grant Year: 2014
$4,000 to support training members of 30 villages in West Kalimantan, Indonesia to build a community-based monitoring system to track the implementation of APP and APRIL’s forest and social responsibility commitments, while also providing additional trainings and support related to capacity building, mapping of tenure conflicts and the establishment of a conflict resolution roadmap.


Grant Year: 2013
$7,500 to support pulp and paper related community engagement, including participatory mapping, monitoring and advocacy work and conflict resolution between several villages and Asia Pulp and Paper and Marubeni Corporation in the district of Ogan Komering Ilir (OKI) which covers nearly 4.7 million acres of riverine terrain in the east of the province of South Sumatra, Indonesia.


Grant Year: 2013
$5,000 to support strengthening community capacity in Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia to protect peatland ecosystems from the expansion of pulp and paper and palm oil plantations through participatory mapping of community claims and forest cover status to determine how that intersects with where current concessions are located and which companies have the licenses, as well as developing trusted relationships with community leaders, raising awareness generally regarding legal rights and the impacts of plantations, and formulating plans of action towards a process of achieving negotiated resolutions.


Grant Year: 2013
$6,000 to support efforts to address the threat of industrial monoculture plantations in West Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo through sharing recently compiled baseline data to be used for planning future campaign activities, including through an advocacy workshop with participation from approximately 40 people representing civil society and impacted communities.


Grant Year: 2013
$7,000 to support a conflict resolution and negotiation training for 25 United Farmers of Jambi leaders, a mediation process between an Indigenous community and a pulp and paper operation impacting their land, and the compiling of baseline data to prepare for conflict resolution training and support with communities in Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia that live near deep peatland ecosystems.


Grant Year: 2014
$5,000 to support the travel of litigation and campaign teams to meet with communities in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea to seek their input regarding efforts to secure the cancellation of palm oil plantation leases.


Grant Year: 2014
$2,000 to support the Save Keys Lake Campaign, which is intended as a step toward cancelling Ontario’s 10-year logging plan on Grassy Narrows First Nation’s territory and will provide an opportunity for this newly-formed organization to build skills and capacity.


Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support a participatory mapping project in collaboration with the Achuar community of Putuntsa in the Peruvian Amazon to be used an as advocacy tool to demonstrate how they occupy and use their traditional territory, which is threatened by pending oil development.


Grant Year: 2014
$2,500 to support a delegation of leaders of the Sapara nationality from the Ecuadorian Amazon to attend the the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York and present their case against the government’s auctioning of Sapara territory for oil development without consent before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC


Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support mobilization efforts together with newly formed women-led community based organizations in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties in northwestern Liberia to limit the expansion of palm oil plantations onto community land and forest areas associated with a 750,000 acre concession granted to Malaysia company Sime Darby and to document livelihood activities that women are engaged in within their communities as part of a conflict resolution process.


Grant Year: 2013
$5,000 to support transportation and partition of Munduruku community from the Tapajós Basin in the Brazilian Amazon, currently fighting to stop 3 planned mega-dams that would impact their territory, to participate in the National Indigenous Mobilization, a week-long protest at the Brazilian Congress in response to a proposed law that would amend the constitution to eliminate Indigenous rights in favor of industry.


Grant Year: 2013
$1,500 to support an award-winning Sarayaku filmmaker producing a 10 minute advocacy video, including covering costs for travel to remote Indigenous communities to shoot footage and record testimonials, to demonstrate the unified stance of resistance to oil across all of the 7 Indigenous nationalities in the Ecuadorian Amazon potentially impacted by the XI Oil Round auction.


Grant Year: 2013
$2,500 to support a community-led project to remove 24 illegal palm oil plantations covering 25,000 acres from within the Leuser Protected Ecosystem in Aceh and North Sumatra, the first time a project of this nature has taken place anywhere in Indonesia.


Grant Year: 2013
$3,000 to support a movement of environmental activists, Buddhist monks, and remote communities fighting to stop the proposed Cheay Areng dam in the Areng Valley of southwest Cambodia that would flood 50,000 acres of rainforest and displace thousands.


Grant Year: 2013
$500 to support the SAVE Rivers network’s efforts to raise awareness in Sarawak, Malaysia about the risks of building 12 proposed mega-dams on the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples, which would forcibly displace tens of thousands of people and also flood more than 500,000 acres of rainforest.


Grant Year: 2013
$3,000 to support a project in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, working with villages and training a grassroots team to build a community-based monitoring system to track the implementation of Asia Pulp and Paper’s Forest Conservation Policy commitments and gather evidence to be used to hold the company accountable.


Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support a project in Sarolangun District, Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia, working to promote Indigenous land rights through a multi-stakeholder workshop documenting the advantages of Indigenous management systems that, unlike the plantations and gold mining that are threatening the region, provide income supporting the local economy while protecting forests and the watershed.


Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support a community mapping project being conducted, with support from JANNI, by Dayak communities in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, which have faced increasing deforestation resulting from large-scale logging and the rapid advancement of palm oil plantations.


Grant Year: 2013
$1,500 to support expanding an existing successful agroforestry and tree planting project in Uganda through establishing two additional tree nurseries supported by rainwater harvesting tanks, which will seed one additional model farm where methods such as alley cropping, live fencing, woodlots and beekeeping will be demonstrated for, and maintained by, project participants.

Grant Year: 2013
$2,500 to support organizing a series of workshops in villages throughout the Mentawai Islands off the coast of West Sumatra, Indonesia with the aim of building awareness of the negative impacts of palm oil and promoting with the District government office green and community based economic options, such as agroforestry methods based on local knowledge. In addition to the importance of local people’s rights to land, local customs, culture and food security that would be supported by these efforts, the Mentawai Islands have particular ecological importance because they have been separated from the mainland for more than half a million years and the long geographic isolation has resulted in numerous endemic mammal species, including four primates.


Grant Year: 2012
$1,500 to support a delegation of Indigenous leaders from Bolivia’s National Park and Indigenous Territory Isiboro Secure (TIPNIS) to attend 6th Pan Amazon Social Forum, taking place in Bolivia. Communities from the TIPNIS region have been fighting a major road that would threaten their territory and the Forum provides an ideal platform for threatened communities from throughout the region to strategize and strengthen their collective territorial defense and forest protection efforts.


Gran Year: 2012
$3,000 to support a project working with farmers in Sumatra, Indonesia who lost over 17,000 acres seized by Asia Pulp and Paper in 2001. Through helping to establish a rubber tree seedling nursery in the conflict area and facilitating a mediation process, PPJ helped the farmers re-secure control over more than 10,000 acres.

Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to  support mapping and physical demarcation of boundaries for Majé Cordillera in Panama to obtain collective land title recognition of 20,000 acres of rainforest territory for an Embera community to help protect rainforests from loggers that have been extracting cocobolo trees for export to high-paying markets in Asia.

Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to support Maya Leaders Alliance, an organization that has helped secure major land rights victories in recent years and is now defending that progress and challenging a potential oil drilling project through a major 2 month grassroots mobilization incorporating 38 Maya communities consisting 21,000 people living within a region covering 500,000 acres of forested frontier in southern Belize. MLA is informing communities about plans for oil drilling and gathering leaders to re-articulate a collective position in favor of safeguarding land rights and the environment.


Grant Year: 2012
$4,500 to support field work, mapping and research to produce a study and short video to provide a detailed understanding of suppliers, potential impacts on forests, and local peoples’ perspectives related to a major new pulp mill that would be one of the world’s largest requiring an estimated 1.5 million acres of forest to feed its operations, planned for South Sumatra, Indonesia.


Grant Year: 2011
$3,000 to support an inter-ethnic congress of Shuar, Achuar, Wambisa, Shapra, Kandoshi and Kichwa peoples in the Morona river basin in the northern Peruvian Amazon in order to discuss the common threats to their territory, watershed, rivers and lakes posed by pending oil drilling by Talisman Energy in Block 64 with the objective of forming a common position to defend ancestral Indigenous territory and keep oil companies out. Talisman Energy was forced to abandon oil drilling plans in the Peruvian Amazon the following year.

Grant Year: 2014
$5,000 to support the mapping of land conflicts in 5 districts in Jambi province, Sumatra, Indonesia to identify where different types of plantations are located in relation to community claimed lands covering approximately 90,000 acres and to provide negotiation training and help prepare communities for independent mediation with Asia Pulp and Paper.

Grant Year: 2014
$5,000 to support travel and other costs for two community representatives of Collingwood Bay in Papua New Guinea’s Oro Province to attend the annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting in Malaysia to support their RSPO complaint and meet with Malaysian Company Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) and its financiers to call for the withdrawal of plans to develop palm oil plantations.

Grant Year: 2014
$5,000 to support the demarcation and monitoring of the Sawré Muybu territory of the Munduruku people, the last large un-demarcated swath of ​​Munduruku territory in the Tapajós Basin, a jewel of the Amazon and home to an incredible array of plant and animal biodiversity that is threatened  by Brazil’s plans to build 3 major dams.

Rainforest Action Network campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action.

Grant Year: 2011
$3,000 to support the creation of a 200 acre mixed-use agroforestry project, incorporating cacao, coffee, and guayusa to provide income for communities, while also serving as a strategic buffer zone around the Colonso Protected Area, 25,000 acres of natural forest in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Grant Year: 2012
$4,5000 to support the relocation of an Achuar community to a new location at the heart of their ancestral territory in the Peruvian rainforest near where oil company Talisman Energy planned to begin production drilling as a means of trying to keep their territory free from new oil exploitation. Also supported an inter-ethnic congress to discuss the threat posed by Talisman and form a common position to defend ancestral Indigenous territory. Talisman subsequently announced in September that it would cease all oil exploration activities in the Peruvian Amazon.

Grant Year: 2010
$4,000 to support ongoing work to expand the recognized territory of the Mushuk-Llatka de Chipaota Indigenous community from 22,000 to 37,000 hectares through the establishment of a biological reserve in the Andean Forest buffer zone of Cordillera Azul National Park and to secure protection of the area through a community-led monitoring program.

Grant Year: 2012
$3,500 to support Caura Futures conservation efforts within the 45,300 km² Caura River Basin in the Venezuelan Amazon through providing training and tools to safeguard Indigenous knowledge, improve human health, and promote good ecosystem stewardship, including addressing the issue that some youths today are more likely to fell, rather than climb, a palm tree for its fruit by creating new enthusiasm for the traditional practice of tree-climbing through introducing new gear, reviewed and approved by community members, and holding competitions (a workshop also expanded this aspect of the project to Iquitos, Peru, where wild palm fruit markets are highly developed and the problem of felling palms is widespread).

Grant Year: 2012
$5,000 to support work with 5 villages in Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia to strengthen community management systems and values and help secure control and protection for over 40,000 acres of customarily-owned “village forest” through holding a series of meetings to reach collective decisions to develop and implement 35 year management plans that consider ecological, economic and social dimensions and provide for sustainable sources of income that reflect local cultural values.

Grant Year: 2010
$5,000 to provide emergency funding to support a unified grassroots response to the Brazilian government’s plans to move forward with construction of the Belo Monte dam complex, which would devastate more than 1,500 square kilometers in the Amazon and result in the forced displacement of 20,000 people.

Grant Year: 2012
$1,000 to help this women-led organization that has been achieving impressive results on a shoestring budget drastically enhance its capacity and efficiency through the purchase of a laptop and printer to be used to support its community training and capacity building efforts to promote tree planting and rainforest protection in rural Uganda.

Grant Year: 2010
$5,000 to help the organization deepen their critical work supporting Achuar, Quichua and Urarinas communities in the Corrientes and Pastaza river basins in the northern Peru Amazon, a region impacted by 4 decades of oil development, through a program to monitor a collective 3 million acres of traditional territories, as well as organizational capacity building and cultural revitalization programs.

Grant Year: 2011
$4,000 to support the 2011 Tar Sands Healing Walk, attended by several hundred people from tar sands impacted communities, hosted in Fort McMurray where major tar sands expansion is causing irreversible damage to both the environment and human health.

Grant Year: 2011
$4,000 to support a series of capacity building workshops with local communities in Riau Province, Indonesia to protect peatland forests through the development of low carbon livilihoods that protect biodiversity and prevent high CO2 emissions, while providing just and prosperous sources of income, as an alternative to the devastation caused by the pulp and paper industry.

Grant Year: 2009
$1,250 to support the organizing of a national day of action with participation from First Nations across Canada, one of the only countries that at the time still opposed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to shine a spotlight on the country’s continued policy to remove First Nations’ control over their land and resource base, with the demand that Canada recognize Indigenous communities’ right to self-determination.

Grant Year: 2009
$2,500 to support a major gathering on the anniversary of an Indigenous-led strike throughout the Peruvian Amazon against oil development with the goal of strengthening the resolve of regional based organizations and communities to defend their collective territories through increased knowledge of available legal tools and precedents, including ILO Convention No. 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Grant Year: 2009

$1,000 to support the 2010 Mountain Justice Summer Training Camp, consisting of ten days of training, strategizing, bonding, service and action for veteran and novice activists and for people living both within and outside of the coalfields of Appalachia to cultivate the skills and visions needed to abolish mountaintop removal and build vibrant, healthy, self-reliant communities.


Grant Year: 2008

$3,000 to support the Kichwa community of Rukullakta’s campaign to stop oil exploration on their territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon, through workshops to raise awareness, legal actions and non violent direct action.


Grant Year: 2009

$1,500 to support the Achual community’s permaculture project in the in Peruvian Amazon, which is producing tropical fruits with maximum biodiversity, providing income security, resulting in the reforestation of depleted areas, and helping secure native status recognition of 4,000 acres of rainforest territory.


Grant Year: 2009

$1,500 to support Larry Gibson’s tireless work bringing thousands of people to witness the destruction caused by mountaintop removal coal mining to help build a movement to ensure his ancestral land on Kayford Mountain in West Virginia will not become a part of the 7,000 acre MTR site that surrounds it today.

Grant Year: 2009
$1,000 to support a comprehensive advocacy campaign to secure the Government of Belize’s commitment to protected area legislation, specifically focusing on the most recent illegal, environmentally and socially detrimental activity, a proposed hydroelectric facility within the most restricted and perhaps most pristine protected area in the country, Bladen Nature Reserve.

Grant Year: 2009
$2,500 to support a grassroots mobilization of U’wa community members in defense of their territory in the cloud forests of northeastern Colombia against imminent gas extraction activities, also facilitating a delegation of civil society allies, civilian government officials, and international media.

Grant Year: 2008
$3,000 to provide bridge funding to maintain a part-time coordinator for 5 months to allow EEPN to continue networking on the Shrink Project (which recently secured a commitment from the French government to reduce paper consumption by 50%), the Indonesia Paper Campaign, and the Virtual Global Summit on the paper industry.

Grant Year: 2008
$3,000 to support Amo Amazonia, a week of artistic and cultural events to bring the color and life of the Amazon to the streets of Lima and the hearts of the Peruvian people to help educate the general public and shift attitudes in the wake of the recent blockades and conflict between the government and Indigenous peoples defending their rights and land.

Grant Year: 2008
$4,000 in support for the 1st First Nations led documentary project regarding tar sands, focusing on the stories of Elders who have worked, raised families, lived off the land and waters of the region and witnessed the many changes to the watershed and how they have impacted their communities over the course of their lives.

Grant Year: 2009
$3,000 to provide emergency support to the Indigenous movement in the Peruvian Amazon carrying out blockades to demand a suspension of oil, gas and mining concessions in the Amazon, and the repeal of several new laws drafted to comply with a free trade agreement with the United States, which take away community land rights and allow companies to enter Indigenous land with no prior consultation or even warning.


Grant Year: 2009

$4,000 to support community organizing to push for free, prior and informed consent and other land reform in Ontario building from the government’s commitment to protect 225,000 square kilometers of the Far North Boreal region.

Grant Year: 2007
$2,500 to support OVEC’s efforts to stop mountaintop removal in West Virginia and to acquire security equipment needed for community leader Maria Gunnoe’s safety as she faces ongoing harassment and intimidation due to her role as a spokesperson and organizer.


Grant Year: 2009

$5,000 to support a three day gathering of youth from Grassy Narrows (who were the catalysts and initiators of the community’s blockade of their traditional territory) and other First Nations communities.

 Grant Year: 2009
$4,000 to support a gathering of members of the four Kisedje communities to organize and education all Kisedje people about agribusiness, its threats, and the Indigenous movement in the Brazilian Cerrado currently challenging the expansion of soy production.

Grant Year: 2008
$3,000 in support for ongoing efforts by the Algonquins, among the most advanced communities in Canada in terms of their research and land use planning, to pressure the government to respect its signed agreements pertaining to resource co-management and sustainable development.

Grant Year: 2008
$4,000 to support a Supreme Court lawsuit that seeks to force the government to comply with its commitment to abstain from carrying out activities that might affect the value and use of Maya lands in the rainforests of southern Belize without informed consent and the development of a mechanism through which communities can apply to have their lands demarcated. Also supported a mobilization of over 200 community members to attend the trial and speak with national media.

Grant Year: 2008
$4,000 to support community outreach, education, and organizing in the Musa Pongani area of Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, to resist new logging permit applications covering 250,000 hectares approved by the government without consultation as 99 year leases.

Grant Year: 2008
$3,000 to support a First Nations youth conference, with participation from all 7 communities throughout Ontario that belong to the Mushkegowuk Council, focused on raising awareness around the topic of climate change and providing a forum for the youth to share their concerns and vision for the future of their territory.

Grant Year: 2008
$3,000 to support a cross-cultural action camp in Manitoba, Canada between urban activists and youth and Elders from Indigenous communities to discuss methods of furthering mutual goals and build campaign, media, and direct action skills.


Grant Year: 2009

$5,000 to support the production of a documentary focusing on Bunge and Cargill’s operations in the heart of the Brazilian Cerrado in Mato Grosso to raise awareness and be used as an organizing tool to engage and empower communities on the frontlines of soy expansion, some of whom have fields coming right up to the border of their titled land.

Grant Year: 2009
$5,000 in support for resistance to the proposed Shepard Point deep water port and road, which would bring a cascade effect of development threats to the Copper River Delta, Prince William Sound and vital wild salmon habitat, all under the pretext of creating an oil spill response port, for which there are 2 well-research alternate locations that would drastically minimize environmental impact on the region.

Grant Year: 2008
$3,000 to support work on behalf of Emberá communities living in the lower Atrato, Colombia, an area rich in minerals and expanding palm oil plantations, by a legal case in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and pressuring the government to enforce its denouncement of paramilitary violence and the illegal expansion of plantations onto community land without consent.

Grant Year: 2008
$2,500 in support for a 5 day Amazon Jam in Brazil bringing together over 30 young leaders, activists, supporters, and journalists, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous to rally and unite people against oil and soy development in the Amazon.

Grant Year: 2007
$3,000 in support for the participation of Kayapo community members at the meeting/protest in Altamira, Brazil against the Belo Monte Dam planned for the Xingu River, which would be the world’s 3rd largest.

Grant Year: 2008
$540 in support for Mother Earth Helpers patrol of Grassy Narrows’ Traditional Sacred Grounds and the establishment of three campsites that would block secondary roads where logging is happening.


Grant Year: 2008

$3,000 in support for representatives from Racimos and the Indigenous Achuar federations FECONACO, AIM and ATI, to travel to Calgary and Los Angeles to engage directly with officials of Talisman Energy and Occidental Petroleum at their annual shareholder meetings regarding current and past oil concession on Achuar territory.

Grant Year: 2007
$1,000 in support for a 5 day festival in Moose Factory, Ontario to showcase and celebrate the Omushkego Cree culture and honor the youth and the geese which bring the community sustenance and life, with workshops addressing concerns over land, water and global warming.

Grant Year: 2007
$5,000 to support the efforts of Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, an Aninshinaabe community of about 700 in southeast Ontario, that has established a blockade to prevent Frontenac from developing an open-pit uranium mine on their traditional land.

Grant Year: 2007
$2,500 to support Save America’s Forests and Land is Life’s work with the Waorani to curb illegal logging by signing 6 month contracts with leaders to not allow logging on their territory in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon as a temporary measure while the government is working with community leaders to develop a permanent long-term agreement that will take over these payments as part of the plan.

Grant Year: 2008
$3,000 in support for a cross-cultural action camp in Manitoba, Canada between urban activists and youth and Elders from Indigenous communities to discuss methods of furthering mutual goals and build campaign, media, and direct action skills.

Grant Year: 2006
$4,740 in support of CELCOR’s legal case against Cargill Temesek Holdings to stop a proposed palm oil mill in PNG from being pushed through without the consent of landowners.

Grant Year: 2008
$1,500 in support for an ongoing legal effort to challenge the development of two massive oil projects : Barrett’s Block 67 and Repsol’s Block 39 : which threaten one of the most pristine and remote regions left in the Amazon.

Grant Year: 2007 
$5,000 to support a training for local leaders and their subsequent travel to hold 2 day workshops in 50 communities in rainforest regions of Sumatra to inform them about the potential impacts from palm oil plantations, using a film (played on community karaoke systems) of testimonials from already impacted communities.

Grant Year: 2006
$2,170 to support a three day gathering of youth from Grassy Narrows (who were the catalysts and initiators of the community’s now 4-year blockade) and other First Nations communities, including workshops on traditional skills and leadership building, sweat lodges and traditional feasts and discussions led by Indigenous leaders on tribal and treaty history and Indigenous land rights.

Grant Year: 2007
5,000 to support travel expenses for 7 members of Grassy Narrows, including youth and chaperones, and one leader from the KI community to go to southern Ontario for a week of activities in support of the First Nations National Day of Action, including erecting a nine-meter teepee on the front lawn of the Ontario legislature.

Grant Year: 2006
$5,000 for 3 new community-based initiatives to protect primary forest at the headwaters of 3 rivers in Malaysian Borneo, with activities including participatory planning, proposal development, watershed mapping training, negotiation and demarcation of 3,000+ acres towards customary rights for the communities and forest protection.


Grant Year: 2006

$3,000 to help DECOIN build on the already strong community-level opposition to mining company Ascendant Copper, as well as support continued citizen patrols of at risk areas and the establishment of additional community watersheds in the biologically diverse Intag region of northwest Ecuador.


Grant Year: 2006

$5,000 in support of KI, a fly-in community of approximately 900 people located 400km from the nearest road in the Canadian Boreal, in its legal efforts to defend its treaty rights against a $10 billion lawsuit filled by Platinex and to mount a constitutional challenge to so-called ‘free entry’ mining and the Ontario Mining Act.

Grant Year: 2007
$3,000 in support for the opening of Escuela Senen Soi, a training program by and for Indigenous leaders of the Peruvian Amazon to build skills related to the defense of human rights and the environment.

Grant Year: 2007
$4,000 to support a community organizing and education campaign to counter heavy government PR around plans for massive expansion of palm oil plantations along the Indonesian/Malaysian border in Sambas District, West Kalimantan.

Grant Year: 2007
$4,500 in support for a creative campaign backed by the Ecuadorian government that would keep crude oil in the subsoil permanently in Yasuní National Park in the Amazon, halting the planned ITT oil project, in exchange for international financial support.

Grant Year: 2006
$5,000 to support PNG EFF’s efforts to challenge recent logging permits in order to save 920,000 hectares of pristine tropical rainforest from large-scale commercial logging and to establish a legal precedent to ensure all laws governing the management of forestry resources are adhered to.

Grant Year: 2006
$5,000 for travel of three Indigenous leaders from communities in Ecuador and Peru affected by Burlington Resources to the ConocoPhilips AGM in Houston (which is merging with Burlington) to continue their multi-year effort to confront oil companies with a unified voice and to raise the profile of their struggle.

Grant Year: 2006
$2,500 in general support of efforts to prevent logging in Nanning Creek Grove, some of the last old growth forests in California.

Grant Year: 2005
$4,000 to support newly elected U’wa President Berito Cobaría, and community leader Daris Cristancho, on a visit to the US to embark on a speaking tour, meet with members of Congress and attend a strategy meeting, among other activities.

Grant Year: 2006
$3,000 to support two public educational events featuring spokespeople from the Pimicikamak Cree community of Cross Lake and from a community of the James Bay Cree on expected environmental and social impacts of major proposed hydro developments for northern Manitoba (including in roadless areas of the Boreal).

Grant Year: 2005
$3,500 to support a gathering of delegates from Xavante and Kraho territories in Sao Paulo to hold a high-profile media event and discuss their plans for protecting the Cerrado, Brazil’s expansive woodland-savanna that is currently being cleared for large scale agriculture projects.

Grant Year: 2006
$5,000 to support the sixth bi-annual congress of the coalition of Indigenous and non-Indigenous inhabitants of the Ecuadorian Amazon, to elect new leaders, review plans and projects (especially around the ChevronTexaco lawsuit and judicial inspections), and to allow base communities to report on their monitoring of Petroecuador, Oxy and Encana facilities and pipelines.


Grant Year: 2006

$2,000 to support two members of the Zapara community from the Ecuadorian Amazon to travel to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and a training preceding the Forum to build capacity for representatives from over 20 Indigenous communities around the world to strengthen their ability to participate in the meeting and other international gatherings effectively.

Grant Year: 2005
$1,000 to support a 5 day workshop in the Peruvian Amazon to be attended by 150 chiefs and leaders of 50 Indigenous communities, as well as representatives from regional, national and international Indigenous organizations in order to inform leaders about the environmental, social and cultural impacts of oil activities and gather information on the impacts caused by seismic exploration by Repsol in the Ucayali region.

Grant Year: 2005
$4450 to support an Indigenous-led protest against Sakhalin-I and Sakhalin-II, the largest integrated oil and gas project currently under construction anywhere in the world.


Grant Year: 2005

$3,000 for communities impacted by, and campaigning against, ChevronTexaco operations in Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Suriname, Brazil and Argentina to travel to the 2nd People’s Health Assembly in Cuenca, Ecuador to exchange experiences and strategize.

Grant Year: 2004
$3,000 to bring together 30 elders in the Ecological Reserve of the Ejido Tres Garantias region in the Yucatan peninsula for a gathering where they can openly discuss the problems they are facing from rapid development by government and multi-national corporations and where they can formulate a plan of action to protect the region, one of the most biodiverse in the world.

Grant Year: 2004
$1,000 in general support of Oxygen Collective’s multi-year effort to stop logging in the Siskiyou Wild Rivers National Conservation Area in Oregon, the most biologically diverse national forest in the West.

Grant Year: 2005
$2,000 to support the Hupacasath’s lawsuit challenging the Canadian government’s order allowing Weyerhaeuser to log, without consultation, on the community’s traditional territory on Vancouver Island.


Grant Year: 2005

$2,500 for the construction of a lombriculture structure that will use captured rainwater, rabbit pellets and earthworms to produce humus to be used for reforestation and community gardens in a Shipibo-Konibo community in the Peruvian Amazon as part of their ongoing efforts to achieve economic and ecological sustainability.


Grant Year: 2005

$3,000 to support a legal defense fund and community-based campaign to prevent Ascendant Exploration from mining in the cloud forests of the Intag area in northwestern Ecuador.

Grant Year: 2004
$5,000 to support the Achuar people in Peru to hold an assembly with their federations and representatives of 40 Achuar communities to pass an official declaration to clarify the Achuar peoples’ opposition to any oil development on their land.

Grant Year: 2004
$1,000 to purchase a video camera to document before and after cutting of healthy trees around stream buffers in the proposed Siskiyou Wild Rivers National Conservation Area in Oregon, the most biologically diverse national forest in the West, which under the pretense of salvaging fire damaged timber is being sold off as part of the biggest timber sale in U.S. history.

Grant Year: 2004
$7,500 to provide general support for U’wa efforts to build capacity, expand leadership training and experience for women in the community, support a legal team to defend U’wa land claims, and build alliances through grassroots organizing with surrounding communities.

Grant Year: 2005
$5,000 to support a women-led effort to protect Huaorani ancestral territory within Yasuni National Park from a destructive Petrobras oil extraction/road building project via the establishment of a 3 month peace camp.


Grant Year: 2004

$1,600 to allow FOE Amazonia to hire an additional staff person for four months to carry-out a campaign in Brazil pressuring Petrobras to withdraw its plans to build a road through Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.

Grant Year: 2004
$5,000 grant for an emergency request from community leader Moi Enomenga to support the mobilization via helicopter of 120 Huaorani to attend a Congress to elect new Huaorani leadership that will reverse the position of the current leadership and honor the will of the community members to stand up against new oil development on their territory, including declaring null and void an agreement that had been reached with Petrobras to drill on Huaorani territory.

Grant Year: 2004
$5,000 grant to support efforts led by Ojibway women to initiate one the largest forest blockades in north western Ontario history due to the unresponsiveness of Bowater, which has been logging and spraying chemicals on the First Nation’s territory without authorization.

Grant Year: 2005
$5,000 to work with three Huilliche communities (82 families) on the island of Chiloé to preserve its native forests through land title initiatives and creating sustainable income-generating opportunities in the newly created 10,000 acre Huilliche National Park.


Grant Year: 2004

$1,000 to allow JCS’ Chair, Cristina Coc, to travel this summer to coordinate the legal registration of JCS and to hold meetings and coordinate efforts with other Indigenous and environmental leaders with the aim of building the organization in order to carry on the work of Julian Cho, who was murdered for his leadership in the struggle for rainforest conservation and Maya land rights in Belize.

Grant Year: 2004
$5000 for organizing a special training camp and meeting for First Nations communities working to gain control over and protect the forests on their traditional land and to help these communities bring their concerns to the international level.

Grant Year: 2004
$5,000 to help five traditional Indigenous communities in Sarawak, Malaysia to establish and expand simple tree and rattan nurseries to enrich forests that have been degraded by the activities of the Shin Yang logging concession over the past several decades, thereby strengthening their legal efforts to obtain land title recognition.

Grant Year: 2004
$500 to support a Mapuche organized counter-summit to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Pucon, Chile, a region that has a large Mapuche population.

Grant Year: 2004
$2,500 to support the Huni Kuin Cooperative in Acre the western Brazilian Amazon, which works to generate income for families, obtain title to additional Kaxinawa traditional territory between the Jordão and Tarauacu rivers, create new extractive reserves and monitor illegal logging.


Grant Year: 2004

$1,500 to support the Kichwa community of Sarayaku, which has been experiencing the militarization of their traditional territory to provide ”security” for multinational oil companies, including Burlington Resources from the United States and CGC from Argentina, which are carrying out seismic testing in the region despite the fact that the people of Sarayaku are staunchly opposed to oil development on their land.

Grant Year: 2003
$5,000 to conduct an investigative trip of the entire Camisea gas project area, along the Upper and Lower Urubamba river basin in Peru, visiting all affected communities to consult about project impacts and to gather testimonies and visit and document project construction sites.

Grant Year: 2003
$2,500 to support a meeting of all Indigenous peoples of the Xingu watershed being organized by the Kayapo to coordinate a united response to dams, pollution, ecological destruction, and invasion of Indigenous territories by colonizers.

Grant Year: 2003
$3,000 to allow GeoAustral to carry out an investigation of the illegal trade in Alerce wood in Chile and to file legal complaints on the national and international level.

Grant Year: 2002
$5,865 to allow Racimos staff to receive training in the production and distribution of documentaries to be used as a tool to forward their mission of providing direct support to Indigenous communities in the Peruvian rainforest through capacity building, legal support and the dissemination of information about the threats facing these communities.

Grant Year: 2002
$5,000 to support the efforts of Fuerza Ambiental and the Sierra Madre Alliance to mount a legal defense and public campaign to free local Tarahumara activist Isidro Baldenegro Lopez (who later received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize) and to resolve the land fraud that has granted control of his community’s forests to drug cartels.

Grant Year: 2003
$5,000 to support the Bi-national Cultural Encounter of the Achuar communities of Ecuador and Peru, a historic gathering of the communities that were divided when those countries started a war and militarized parts of what had been a unified Achuar traditional territory.

Grant Year: 2002
$1,960 to support the Amani Butterfly Project, which will help ensure the preservation of the Eastern Arc Mountains, a forest region that is one of the most biologically diverse terrestrial habitats in the world, through the creation of a butterfly-farming group among forest-adjacent agricultural communities.


Grant Year: 2003

$5,000 to support the production of an illustrated trilingual children’s book written by and for the Zapara community that can be used at the local, national and international level to strengthen the community’s language and cultural revitalization efforts and illustrate the community’s relationship with its rainforest home to help its efforts to stop oil exploitation on traditional land.


Grant Year: 2003

$3,000 to support CCCC’s implementation of an agreement reached with the Chilean government in 2003 to reroute a coastal range highway that had been planned to pass through the Valdivian rainforest, the oldest and most diverse temperate rainforest remaining in South America.

Grant Year: 2003
$1,200 to support the U’wa’s Sixth Congress, during which new community representatives, including the President, will be elected to three-year terms.

Grant Year: 2003
$5,000 to support Mapuche Huilliche leaders who are working for the implementation of the first Network of Indigenous Owned Protected Areas (MAPU LAHUAL), which would benefit 6 different coastal Indigenous communities.

Grant Year: 2003
$3,300 to support a year-long project that will allow FDA to continue its leading role in coordinating a lawsuit seeking reparations from CheveronTexaco for communities impacted by the company’s dumping of toxic wastes into the pristine rivers, forest streams and wetlands of the Ecuadorian Amazon, ignoring industry standards and the health of local residents in order to increase profits.

Grant Year: 2002
$503 to support a mobilization by FIPSE against Burlington Resources, which is illegally negotiating with Shuar individuals rather than FIPSE, one of the two legitimate Shuar representative bodies, in an effort to neutralize community resistance in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon.


Grant Year: 2002

$4,000 to support an effort to prevent the construction of Ecuador’s OCP oil pipeline through the ecologically prized Mindo-Nambillo Cloudforest.

Grant Year: 2002
$600 to support the travel of Racimos Director Lily La Torre Lopez and a small team of lawyers and scientists to a meeting of the Achuar people to offer information and technical assistance to the community in support of their resistance to a new pipeline which is planned through their traditional land.

Grant Year: 2002
$5,000 to fund an emergency project to carry out a critical analysis of the Environmental Impact Assessments for the upstream and downstream sectors of the Camisea gas project and to distribute the study’s results to Indigenous communities and organizations located in the impact area of the project in order to promote an informed and participative consultation process.


Grant Year: 2002

$10,000 general support grant for the U’wa in their continued non-violent resistance to oil development on their land.

Grant Year: 2001
$5,000 to enable Acción Ecológica to pursue several strategies to resist the construction of the OCP pipeline, which would pass through 11 protected areas, including the Mindo Nambillo Cloudforest Reserve, home to 450 bird species, 46 of which are threatened by extinction.


Grant Year: 2001

$5,002 to continue the effort to secure the Zapara Nation’s legal title to 988,000 acres of what remains of their ancestral territory.


Grant Year: 2001

$5,001 to support NGOCE’s campaign to protect the Cross River rainforest, the 2nd largest intact forest in Africa and a critical hotspot of biodiversity, through community organizing and the implementation of economic alternatives to logging and bush meat hunting, such as grasscutter, mushroom and snail farms, honey cultivation and the development of soaps and detergents from oils found in forest trees.


Grant Year: 2001

$5,000 to enable the Achuar to obtain a laptop computer, video camera and digital camera to be used to document the community’s resistance to resource extraction on its traditional territory.


Grant Year: 2000

$13,640 to help fund a mass mobilization by the U’wa, who have been resisting attempts by Occidental Petroleum to drill for oil on their traditional land for years.


Grant Year: 2000

$10,000 to help the U’wa to protect their sacred land against Occidental’s attempts to drill for oil.

Grant Year: 1999
$5,008 in general support for Chico Mendes’ Sustainable Rainforest Campaign and its effort to create and gain legal recognition for a 1.7 million-acre reserve on the Tapajos River in the state of Para.


Grant Year: 1999

$5,000 to help defend Yasuni National Park and the Cuyabeno Reserve from the proposed ITT oil project through non-violent direct actions, letter writing campaigns, political pressure, media work, and national and international pressure on oil companies.

Grant Year: 2000
$5,004 to help secure the Zapara Nation’s legal title to 988,000 acres of what remains of their ancestral territory, preserving the integrity of both the Zapara culture and one of the purest, most biodiverse regions in the Ecuadorian rainforest.

Grant Year: 1999
$1,583 to help local communities of the Cross River State with education and resource management training to help address the problem of deforestation, including establishing 30 Community Development Volunteers from 10 different communities.

Grant Year: 2000
$2,001 to help organize a two-day workshop on oil exploration in the Colombian rainforest and its impacts on forest ecosystems and Indigenous peoples, including a visit to an oil drilling site and a strategy session on how to strengthen organizing techniques of local communities and national and international grassroots organizations.

Grant Year: 2000
$5,002 to implement traditional Quichua agroforestry techniques, including reforestation of endangered native mahogany species, and the small-scale marketing of traditional arts to provide a supplemental source of income.

Grant Year: 1998
$5,007 in legal support for Kayapo Chief Paulinho Paiakan to help defend him against politically motivated harassment due to his involvement in environmental and Indigenous rights activism in Brazil.

Grant Year: 1998
$1,920 to support an Alternative Assembly of Indigenous Peoples from Latin America to participate in the 1998 Summit of the Americas in Chile in order to voice their concerns about how Indigenous peoples’ rights and livelihoods are affected by the processes of economic integration in Latin America.

Grant Year: 1999
$1,081 to purchase communications equipment with which members of the Traditional U’wa Authority and the U’wa Defense Working Group can communicate efficiently, expeditiously and safely.

Grant Year: 2000
$5,000 to support an effort to create an alternative source of income through the cultivation of rubber trees and the sustainable management of the 247 hectare NDE community forest, which would help provide protection from illegal timber dealers.

Grant Year: 1998
$7,000 to support FIEB’s efforts to stop the construction of the Guri transmission line through the Imataca Forest Reserve and Canaima National Park in Venezuela by raising public awareness, media work and legal action.


Grant Year: 1998

$5,000 to help define the boundaries of the larger U’wa Reservation in order to secure legal title as a step towards community control and protection of the forest.

Grant Year: 1999
$5,017 to support ABGREMO’s campaign to protect mangroves in Cross River State, Nigeria by educating and working with local communities about the important of mangroves to the local economy and through the formation of Community Mangrove Forest Management Committees (CMMC) in pilot communities.

Grant Year: 1999
$5,000 in support of the First International Gold Summit, organized with regional NGOs and communities that are affected by gold mining.

Grant Year: 1999
$5,000 with which FUPNAPIB aims to complete the demarcation of a protected area in Honduras and to identify where the highest biodiversity and greatest threats are in order to obtain funding to increase the existing number of park guards to carry out monitoring activities.

Grant Year: 1998
$600 in support for Joaquim Yawanawa of the Yawanawa of Brazil during his two month internship in the Bay Area to receive training in alternative media and policy development to assist his efforts in focusing international attention on human rights as they apply to Indigenous peoples.

Grant Year: 1998
$5,000 to support a grassroots advocacy campaign directed towards building support for a comprehensive conservation easement alternative to the Bering River extraction project proposed by the Chugach Alaska Corporation.

Grant Year: 1999
$5,000 to legally restore land rights to local communities, begin planning of locally controlled forest reserves and alternatives to logging, and to create a cultural interchange and permaculture training in order to create reserves and alternatives for the communities’ economies.

Grant Year: 1999
$5,169 towards efforts to protect 2,500 hectares of the last remaining forests in central Cameroon, the protection of the only river providing water to Bougnougoulouk and neighboring villages, the protection of wildlife of the Bougnougoulouk forest from poachers, and the halt of the desertification process of Central Cameroon.

Grant Year: 1999
$5,000 to develop renewable forest resources, such as herbal remedies, plant oils, and ornamental plants that would be sold to local markets as economic alternatives in the Rio Branco area of the Brazilian Amazonian state of Acre.

Grant Year: 1999
$6,000 to help stop logging in the sacred Sekyere Hemang Grove in Ghana and to repair local deforested areas through an agroforestry project.

Grant Year: 1998
$7,500 grant to support a Yawanawa community in the Rio Gregorio region of Northwestern Brazil’s sustainable cultivation of urucum and the small-scale marketing of the plant in the local region to help the community achieve greater economic self-sufficient and independence.

Grant Year: 1999
$5,016 to help with maintaining a continued presence of Environmental Investigation Agency and Telapak Indonesia campaigners in both Jakarta and Central Kalimantan in order to increase pressure on national and regional authorities to investigate and track the sale of illegal timber to consuming markets, especially the United States.

Grant Year: 1998
$3,300 to strengthen a campaign against Texaco, including supporting grassroots organizing around a groundbreaking lawsuit against the company and monitoring and enforcing its commitments to clean-up the hundreds of open toxic waste pits and polluted rivers caused by its operations in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Grant Year: 1998
$3,000 to support a local community effort to protect 40.5 hectares of rainforest by implementing sustainable agriculture and economic practices.

Grant Year: 1998
$7,000 grant to demarcate the southern boundary of Los Cedros Biological Reserve created as a buffer zone for the Cotocachi-Cayapas National Park in Ecuador, protecting it from colonization, poaching, and illegal logging.

Grant Year: 1998
$10,000 of general support to Luna Media in their work with North Coast Earth First! to continue and increase media outreach as actions continue around Headwaters ancient redwood forests.

Grant Year: 1998
$6,500 to support efforts to challenge ARCO’s planned oil exploration on Quichua territory in Pastaza in the Ecuadorian Amazon through community organizing, workshops and non-violent direct actions.


Grant Year: 1999

$8,000 grant in support of a project to defend U’wa land from proposed oil drilling, including several workshops on oil exploration in the Colombian Amazon, demarcation of U’wa land, and an appeal to the Colombian Government to reverse the decision allowing drilling on U’wa land.

Grant Year: 1998
$8,215 to protect a national park and the area surrounding it, encompassing a rainforest which is very special and respected by local inhabitants because of the protection it provided for Liberians hiding during the county’s civil war.

Grant Year: 1998
$3,500 to support an assembly for local communities, NGOs, and government officials to discuss a series of new development projects being proposed that threaten the western region of the Brazilian Amazon.

Grant Year: 1998
$2,200 to support the production of a toolkit for the media and members of the European and Canadian parliaments about the crisis in Canada’s Boreal Forest.

Grant Year: 1998
$4,000 to support a reforestation project in the subtropical humid region of Pinchincha, Ecuador aiming to restore 25 acres of forest to its natural state, with the involvement of local families who will also reforest an acre each of their own land, replanting it with native species, including non-timber forest products which may be sold to replace income that would have been generated by the sale of wood and agricultural products.

Grant Year: 1998
$4,500 to fund workshops, coordinated by Shuar and Achuar communities, aimed at strengthening the communities’ capacity to respond effectively to impending oil threats to their territories in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Grant Year: 1998
$3,500 for a grassroots organizing and media campaign, and coordination with national and international organizations to create a powerful joint effort to stop oil exploration on Indigenous territories in the Ecuadorian Amazon.


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