Grants in South America

Acción por la Vida
2001
$4,000 to support an effort to prevent the construction of Ecuador’s OCP oil pipeline through the ecologically prized Mindo-Nambillo Cloudforest.
Traditional U'wa Authority
2001
$10,000 general support grant for the U’wa in their continued non-violent resistance to oil development on their land.
Grupo de Trabajo “Racimos de Ungurahui”
2001
$600 to support the travel of Racimos Director Lily La Torre Lopez and a small team of lawyers and scientists to a meeting of the Achuar people to offer information and technical assistance to the community in support of their resistance to a new pipeline which is planned through their traditional land.
National Zapara Association of the Pastaza Province of Ecuador
2000
$5,002 to continue the effort to secure the Zapara Nation's legal title to 988,000 acres of what remains of their ancestral territory.
Acción Ecológica
2000
$5,000 to enable Acción Ecológica to pursue several strategies to resist the construction of the OCP pipeline, which would pass through 11 protected areas, including the Mindo Nambillo Cloudforest Reserve, home to 450 bird species, 46 of which are threatened by extinction.