$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.
$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.
$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.
<p>$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.</p>
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.