South America

North America

All Protect-An-Acre Grants

2011 Tar Sands Healing Walk
Keepers of the Athabasca
$4,000 to support the 2011 Tar Sands Healing Walk, attended by several hundred people from tar sands impacted communities, hosted in Fort McMurray where major tar sands expansion is causing irreversible damage to both the environment and human health.
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.
Rural Women Development Association
$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.
Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP)
$2,500 to support a major gathering on the anniversary of an Indigenous-led strike throughout the Peruvian Amazon against oil development with the goal of strengthening the resolve of regional based organizations and communities to defend their collective territories through increased knowledge of available legal tools and precedents, including ILO Convention No. 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Traditional U’wa Authority
$2,500 to support a grassroots mobilization of U’wa community members in defense of their territory in the cloud forests of northeastern Colombia against imminent gas extraction activities, also facilitating a delegation of civil society allies, civilian government officials, and international media.