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Grants in South America

Organization of the Yawanawa Extractivist Reserve of Rio Gregorio
1998
$7,500 grant to support a Yawanawa community in the Rio Gregorio region of Northwestern Brazil’s sustainable cultivation of urucum and the small-scale marketing of the plant in the local region to help the community achieve greater economic self-sufficient and independence.
The Metareilá Organization of the Suruí People
1997
$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 Amazon.
Rescate del Bosque Tropical (Rainforest Rescue)
1997
$4,000 to support a reforestation project in the subtropical humid region of Pinchincha aiming to restore 10 hectares 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.
OPIP
1997
$6,500 to support efforts to protect proposed oil concession areas from ARCO’s planned exploration through community organizing, workshops and non-violent direct actions.
Amazon Defense Front
1997
$4,500 to fund workshops, coordinated by Shuar and Achuar communities, aimed at strengthening the communities' capacity to respond effectively to impending oil threats.
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