$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.