Rural Women Development Association
$1,000 to help this women-led organization that has been achieving impressive results on a shoestring budget drastically enhance its capacity and efficiency through the purchase of a laptop and printer to be used to support its community training and capacity building efforts to promote tree planting and rainforest protection in rural Uganda.
$1,000 help this women-led organization that has been achieving impressive results on a shoestring budget drastically enhance its capacity and efficiency through the purchase of a laptop, printer, etc. to be used to support its community training and capacity building efforts to promote tree planting and rainforest protection in rural Uganda.
Instituto Permacultura Mozambique (IPERMO)
$5,000 to establish a plant nursery capable of producing 10,000 native trees annually to be planted as a green buffer around three clustered communities in southern Mozambique whose natural resources are being threatened by urban expansion and other encroachments. A 22,000 liter water tank will also be built to capture harvested rainwater from community buildings to provide water during dry season.
Rainforest Action Network Ghana
$3,000 to support a project to build the capacity of Pokuase communities in southern Ghana to help protect the imperiled Gua Koo Forest Reserve, 50 acres of intact forest that is part of a larger forest ecosystem in the region.
The Tanzania Forest Conservation Group
$1,960 to support the Amani Butterfly Project, which will help ensure the preservation of the Eastern Arc Mountains, a forest region that is one of the most biologically diverse terrestrial habitats in the world, through the creation of a butterfly-farming group among forest-adjacent agricultural communities.
The Nigerian NGO Coalition for the Environment (NGOCE)
$5,001 to support NGOCE's campaign to protect the Cross River rainforest, the 2nd largest intact forest in and a critical hotspot of biodiversity, through community organizing and the implementation of economic alternatives to logging and bush meat hunting, such as grasscutter, mushroom and snail farms, honey cultivation and the development of soaps and detergents from oils found in forest trees.
Citizens for Environmental Safety
$1,583 to help local communities of the Cross River State with education and resource management training to help address the problem of deforestation, including establishing 30 Community Development Volunteers from 10 different communities.
$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.
$5,169 towards efforts to protect 2,500 hectares of the last remaining forests in central Cameroon, the protection of the only river providing water to Bougnougoulouk and neighboring villages, the protection of wildlife of the Bougnougoulouk forest from poachers, and the halt of the desertification process of Central Cameroon.
$5,017 to support ABGREMO’s campaign to protect mangroves by educating and working with local communities about the important of mangroves to the local economy and through the formation of Community Mangrove Forest Management Committees (CMMC) in pilot communities.
Society for the Renewal of Nature Conservation in Liberia
$8,215 to protect a national park and the area surrounding it, encompassing a rainforest which is very special and respected by local inhabitants because of the protection it provided for Liberians hiding during the county’s civil war.