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Grants in North America

The Julian Cho Society
2003
$1,000 to allow JCS' Chair, Cristina Coc, to travel this summer to coordinate the legal registration of JCS and to hold meetings and coordinate efforts with other Indigenous and environmental leaders with the aim of building the organization in order to carry on the work of Julian Cho, who was murdered for his leadership in the struggle for rainforest conservation and Maya land rights
Fuerza Ambiental
2002
$5,000 to support the efforts of Fuerza Ambiental and the Sierra Madre Alliance to mount a legal defense and public campaign to free local Tarahumara activist Isidro Baldenegro Lopez (who later received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize) and to resolve the land fraud that has granted control of his community's forests to the Fontes cartel, which runs the drug trade in the region.
Project Underground
1998
$5,000 in support of the First International Gold Summit, organized with regional NGOs and communities that are affected by gold mining.
Pico Bonito National Park Foundation (FUPNAPIB)
1998
$5,000 with which FUPNAPIB aims to complete the demarcation of a protected area and to identify where the highest biodiversity and greatest threats are in order to obtain funding to increase the existing number of park guards to carry out monitoring activities.
Sierra Madre Alliance
1998
$5,000 to legally restore land rights to local communities, begin planning of locally controlled forest reserves and alternatives to logging and drug production, and to create a cultural interchange and permaculture training in order to create reserves and alternatives for the communities' economies.
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