Grants in Africa

The Nigerian NGO Coalition for the Environment (NGOCE)
2000
$5,001 to support NGOCE's campaign to protect the Cross River rainforest, the 2nd largest intact forest in Africa 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
1999
$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.
Friends of the Nation
1998
$6,000 to help stop logging in a sacred Sekyere Hemang Grove and to repair local deforested areas through an agroforestry project.
ABGREMO
1998
$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.
Citizens for Environmental Safety
1998
$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.