Grants in South America

OPIP
1997
$6,500 to support efforts to protect proposed oil concession areas from ARCO’s planned exploration through community organizing, workshops and non-violent direct actions.
Amazon Defense Front
1997
$4,500 to fund workshops, coordinated by Shuar and Achuar communities, aimed at strengthening the communities' capacity to respond effectively to impending oil threats.
Centro de Investigación de los Bosques Tropicales (Rainforest Information Centre)
1997
$7,000 grant to demarcate the southern boundary of Los Cedros Biological Reserve created as a buffer zone for the Cotocachi-Cayapas National Park, protecting it from colonization, poaching, and illegal logging.
Amazon Defense Front
1997
$3,300 to strengthen a campaign against Texaco, including supporting grassroots organizing around a groundbreaking lawsuit against the company and monitoring and enforcing its commitments to clean-up the hundreds of open toxic waste pits and polluted rivers caused by its operations in the Ecuadorian Amazon.