Grants in South america

Machiguenga Council of the Urubamba River (COMARU) and Interethnic Development Association of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP)
2001
$5,000 to fund an emergency project to carry out a critical analysis of the Environmental Impact Assessments for the upstream and downstream sectors of the Camisea gas project and to distribute the study’s results to Indigenous communities and organizations located in the impact area of the project in order to promote an informed and participative consultation process.
Independent Federation of the Shuar Nation of Ecuador (FIPSE)
2001
$503 to support a mobilization by FIPSE against Burlington Resources, which is illegally negotiating with Shuar individuals rather than FIPSE, one of the two legitimate Shuar representative bodies, as an effort to use ‘divide and conquer’ tactics to neutralize community resistance in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon.
Acción por la Vida
2001
$4,000 to support an effort to prevent the construction of Ecuador’s OCP oil pipeline through the ecologically prized Mindo-Nambillo Cloudforest.
National Zapara Association of the Pastaza Province of Ecuador
2000
$5,002 to continue the effort to secure the Zapara Nation's legal title to 988,000 acres of what remains of their ancestral territory.
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.