South America

North America

All Protect-An-Acre Grants

Sierra Madre Alliance
$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.
Center for Amazonian Workers
$5,000 to develop renewable forest resources, such as herbal remedies, plant oils, and ornamental plants that would be sold to local markets as economic alternatives in the Rio Branco area of the Amazonian state of Acre.
Traditional U'wa Authority and the U'wa Defense Working Group
$1,081 to create a means of communication through which members of the Traditional U'wa Authority and the U'wa Defense Working Group can communicate efficiently, expeditiously and safely.
Citizens for Environmental Safety
$5,000 to support an effort to create an alternative source of income through the cultivation of rubber trees and the sustainable management of the 247 hectare NDE community forest, which would help provide protection from illegal timber dealers.
Aukiñ Wallmapu Ngulam
$1,920 to support an Alternative Assembly of Indigenous Peoples from Latin America to participate in the 1998 Summit of the Americas in Chile in order to voice their concerns about how Indigenous peoples’ rights and livelihoods are affected by the processes of economic integration in Latin America.