Grants in South america

Censat Agua Viva
1999
$2,001 to help organize a two-day workshop on oil exploration in the rainforest and its impacts on forest ecosystems and Indigenous peoples, including a visit to an oil drilling site and a strategy session on how to strengthen organizing techniques of local communities and national and international grassroots organizations.
Chief Paiakan (fiscally sponsored by Green Sphere Inc.)
1999
$5,007 in legal support for Kayapo Chief Paulinho Paiakan to help defend him against politically motivated harassment due to his involvement in environmental and Indigenous rights activism.
National Council of Rubber Tappers
1999
$5,008 in general support for Chico Mendes' Sustainable Rainforest Campaign and its effort to create and gain legal recognition for a 1.7 million-acre reserve on the Tapajos River in the state of Para.
Acción Ecológica
1999
$5,000 to help defend Yasuni National Park and the Cuyabeno Reserve from the proposed ITT oil project through non-violent direct actions, letter writing campaigns, political pressure, media work, and national and international pressure on oil companies.
Traditional U'wa Authority and the U'wa Defense Working Group
1998
$5,000 to help define the boundaries of the larger U'wa Reservation in order to secure legal title as a step towards community control and protection of the forest.