CONCONAWEP Federacion Waorani

$5,000 to support efforts by the Waorani people, who live in the upper headwaters of the Amazon river in Ecuador in one of the most biodiverse areas on earth, to secure a moratorium to block future efforts to drill for oil on their ancestral territory covering 2.5 million acres. After months of grassroots organizing and strategic litigation, the Waorani defeated the Ecuadorian government in court; protecting half a million acres of their rainforest territory from an oil and setting a precedent for other indigenous nations to do the same.