South America

North America

All Protect-An-Acre Grants

National Zapara Association of the Pastaza Province of Ecuador
$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
$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.
National Interprovincial Achuar Federation of Ecuador (FINAE)
$5,000 to enable the Achuar to obtain a laptop computer, video camera and digital camera to be used to document the community’s resistance to resource extraction on its traditional territory.
The Nigerian NGO Coalition for the Environment (NGOCE)
$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.
Jatun Sacha Foundation
$5,002 to implement traditional Quichua agroforestry techniques, including reforestation of endangered native mahogany species, and the small-scale marketing of traditional arts to provide a supplemental source of income.