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Grants in South America

Associação Floresta Protegida
2007
$3,000 in support for the participation of Kayapo community members at the meeting/protest in Altamira, Brazil against the Belo Monte Dam planned for the Xingu River, which would be the world's 3rd largest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlEQgtNkFTs
Interethnic Development Association of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP)
2007
$1,500 in support for an ongoing legal effort to challenge the development of two massive oil projects : Barrett's Block 67 and Repsol's Block 39 : which threaten one of the most pristine and remote regions left in the Amazon.
Latin American Permaculture Network of Peru (REDPAL-Peru) on behalf of Achual Sustainable Harvest Project
2007
$2,155 in support for the Achual community’s permaculture project in the in Peruvian Amazon, which will produce tropical fruits with maximum biodiversity, provide income security, result in the reforestation of depleted areas, and help secure native status recognition of 4,000 acres of rainforest territory.
Save America's Forests (on behalf of the Waorani)
2007
$2,500 to support Save America’s Forests and Land is Life work with the Waorani (formerly spelled Huaorani) to curb illegal logging by signing 6 month contracts with leaders to not allow logging on their territory in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon as a temporary measure while the government is working with community leaders to develop a permanent long-term agreement that will take over these payments as part of the plan.
Grupo de Trabajo "Racimos de Ungurahui"
2007
$3,000 in support for representatives from Racimos and the Indigenous Achuar federations FECONACO, AIM and ATI, to travel to Calgary and Los Angeles to engage directly with officials of Talisman Energy and Occidental Petroleum at their annual shareholder meetings regarding current and past oil concession on Achuar territory.
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