Grants in South america

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.
Traditional U'wa Authority
1999
$13,640 to help fund a mass mobilization by the U'wa, who have been resisting attempts by Occidental Petroleum to drill for oil on their traditional land for years.
Censat Agua Viva
1999
$2,001 to help organize a two-day workshop on oil exploration in the rainforest and its impacts on forest ecosystems and Indigenous peoples, including a visit to an oil drilling site and a strategy session on how to strengthen organizing techniques of local communities and national and international grassroots organizations.
Censat Agua Viva
1999
$10,000 to help the U'wa to protect their sacred land against Occidental’s attempts to drill for oil.
Jatun Sacha Foundation
1999
$5,002 to implement traditional Quichua agroforestry techniques, including reforestation of endangered native mahogany species, and the small-scale marketing of traditional arts to provide a supplemental source of income.