W. Alton Jones Foundation
Sustainable World Program
1998 Grants for Maintaining Biodiversity in the Amazon Basin Watershed
- Amazon Conservation Team
Arlington, VA $275,000
To initiate a long-term ecosystem conservation effort focused on the Madeira River Basin in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil which will serve as a regional, transnational model for designing conservation programs capable of sustaining large-scale ecosystem processes and services.
- Amazon Watch
Malibu, CA $50,000
To protect Amazonian rainforest frontiers by deterring or minimizing
ecologically disastrous mega-infrastructure projects.
- Asociacion Peruana para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza
Lima, Peru $44,200
To assess biodiversity conservation threats and opportunities in the Madre de Dios watershed in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon.
- Conservation International Foundation
Washington, DC $100,000
To pursue creation of a conservation corridor in the Caura River watershed and a strong conservation presence against government-planned development, dam and logging projects in that area.
- Forest Peoples Programme
Moreton-in-Marsh, Great Britain $65,000
To support indigenous, environmental and human rights organizations in
Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana.
- Fundacion Eco Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia $293,240
To draw national and international attention to threats to the Madidi National Park and to support efforts of people within the park to develop
ecologically sustainable economic activities.
- Fundacao Vitoria Amazonica
Manaos, Brazil $100,000
To collect and disseminate scientific data about the Amazon river basin and to promote the sustainable use of forest fibers for the production of handcrafts by local artisans.
- Intituto para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Amazonia
La Paz, Bolivia $25,000
To assess indigenous and other local communities' land tenure rights impacts on biodiversity in Bolivia's Amazonian watershed.
- MONAPE, Associao Beneficiente dos Pescadores de Maruda
S‹o Lu's, Brazil $40,000
To work with local fishermen and environmental activists to protect the Amazon floodplain from large-scale commercial fishing operations and environmental threats such as deforestation.
- Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff
Santa Cruz, Bolivia $100,000
To perform a conservation assessment of the patterns and implications of
land-use change in critical Amazonian watersheds of Bolivia.
- Peru Verde
Lima, Peru $54,128
To assess current land tenure issues, and resource use patterns in the Departments of Madre de Dios, Puno and Eastern Cuzco, Peru.
- Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental
Lima, Peru $37,200
To analyze current legislation and
policy with respect to developing sound tourism in the Peruvian Amazon.
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