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Tools for Defending Environmental Defenders

Land is Life

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $40,000
  • 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. With Foundation support, the grantee helps indigenous partners address the security threats to environmental defenders of indigenous lands and forests. This grant increase will allow Land Is Life to dedicate additional resources to activating and supporting their strong relationships with indigenous leaders and communities to prepare for and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.