$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.