$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.