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Detection and Protection for Environmental Defenders

Franciscan Solidarity Service

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $189,200
  • Grant Period January 1, 2023–December 31, 2024
  • Location Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Geographic Focus Brazil, Norte

About this grant

Franciscan Solidarity Service is a Catholic association in Brazil that began working in 2018 on strategies to protect environmental social defenders living and working in the Brazilian rainforest. Over the past grant period, the grantee participated in the Life by a Thread campaign in three Brazilian Amazon regions under strong threat from deforestation and large-scale energy and infrastructure development. Franciscan Solidarity Service will — over the next grant period — make progress on developing community-based security protocols and expand the capacity of traditional and Indigenous community funds to ensure resources for protection programs.