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Tools for Defending Environmental Defenders

Land is Life

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2019–May 31, 2021
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, South America

About this grant

Founded in 1992, Land is Life is a nongovernmental organization working with a trusted network of indigenous leaders, communities, and organizations in the greater Amazon and globally. Over the last grant period, the organization developed a study with indigenous partners of the security threats to environmental defenders of indigenous lands and forests from large-scale development pressures. Over the next grant period, the grantee will implement a tool kit of security tools and strategies with three indigenous communities in the Amazon to protect and prevent violence against indigenous environmental defenders.