Grants in Asia

Oro Community Environmental Action Network (OCEAN)
2008
$4,000 to support community outreach, education, and organizing in the Musa Pongani area of Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, to resist new logging permit applications covering 250,000 hectares approved by the government without consultation as 99 year leases for Musa Century Landowners Company, a syndicate of Asian companies.
Center for Environmental Law and Community Rights
2007
$4,740 in support of CELCOR’s legal case against Cargill Temesek Holdings to stop a proposed palm oil mill in PNG from being pushed through without the consent of landowners.
Elang
2006
$5,000 to support a training for local leaders and their subsequent travel to hold 2 day workshops in 50 communities in rainforest regions of Sumatra to inform them about the potential impacts from palm oil plantations, using a film (played on community karaoke systems) of testimonials from already impacted communities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqDaco8p8tU
The Borneo Project (on behalf of 3 Indigenous communities)
2006
$5,000 for 3 new community-based initiatives to protect primary forest at the headwaters of 3 rivers in Malaysian Borneo, with activities to include participatory planning, proposal development, watershed mapping training, negotiation and demarcation of 3,000+ acres that will result in customary rights for the communities and permanently protected forest.
Papua New Guinea Eco-Forestry Forum
2006
$5,000 to support PNG EFF’s efforts to challenge recent logging permits in order to save 920,000 hectares of pristine tropical rainforest from large-scale commercial logging and to establish a legal precedent to ensure all laws governing the management of forestry resources are adhered to.