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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, 2021–May 31, 2023
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Colombia, Ecuador, 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 past grant period, the grantee began implementing a methodology with Indigenous communities in the Ecuadoran and Colombian Amazon to develop consultation protocols to address development pressure and security threats to environmental defenders of indigenous lands and forests. Over the next grant period, the grantee will consolidate the development of the protocols, strengthen territorial monitoring and work toward state and court recognition of the tool to protect and prevent violence against indigenous environmental defenders.