Grants in Asia

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
Sakhalin Environment Watch
2005
$4450 to support an Indigenous-led protest against Sakhalin-I and Sakhalin-II, the largest integrated oil and gas project currently under construction anywhere in the world.
Indigenous Forests Restoration Initiative
2003
$5,000 to help five traditional Indigenous communities in Sarawak, Malaysia to establish and expand simple tree and rattan nurseries to enrich forests that have been degraded by the activities of the Shin Yang logging concession over the past several decades, thereby strengthening their legal efforts to obtain land title recognition.
Telapak Indonesia
1998
$5,016 to help with maintaining a continued presence of Environmental Investigation Agency and Telapak Indonesia campaigners in both Jakarta and Central Kalimantan in order to increase pressure on national and regional authorities to investigate and track the sale of illegal timber to consuming markets, especially the United States.
Guiye Waiye Environment and Conservation Group
1997
$3,000 to support a local community effort to protect 40.5 hectares of rainforest by implementing sustainable agriculture and economic practices.