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Indigenous Exchange on Territory and Conservation

Amazon Alliance

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $36,160
  • Grant Period October 1, 2005–September 30, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus South America

About this grant

One of the challenges facing indigenous peoples is the direct impact on their territories of conservation strategies that are promoted and financed by donors and conservation organizations from other countries. The goal of the Amazon Alliance’s Indigenous Exchange on Territory and Conservation program is to encourage collaboration on capacity building, policy-making, technical assistance, alternative economic development and efforts to prevent destructive development in the Amazon basin.Funding will enable the alliance to coordinate a meeting that will bring together indigenous leaders from throughout Latin America to strengthen the capacity of their people to promote their own conservation vision. Activities will include analyzing threats to indigenous territories; building capacity to negotiate changes in the actions of international conservation organizations; improving the abilities of indigenous peoples to carry out conservation objectives; and promoting positive relationships between international conservation funders, conservation organizations, and indigenous organizations and communities.The Amazon Alliance is a network of organizations – including those of indigenous and traditional peoples, environmental, human rights and non-governmental – that strengthens relationships between organizations and across cultures.