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    Archive for 2005

    China: Proposed Dam Project Suspended – For Now

    Sep 8, 2005

    In early April 2004 the opposition to the Nu River dam project scored a major victory: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao ordered the project’s “suspension.” Premier Wen went on the record to state that he was concerned that the dam project… Read more

    Bolivia: Tacana Communities Work Together to Manage their Forests

    Sep 7, 2005

    by Mariah Ford, Greengrants Intern
    In July 2003, after many years of negotiating with officials in La Paz, the Comunidades Tacanas T.C.O. finally acquired title for the nearly one million hectares that they have traditionally occupied. This is a huge… Read more

    Honduras: The Garifuna Fight for Their Way of Life

    Aug 30, 2005

    The Garifuna, descendents of indigenous Caribbean islanders and African slaves, have lived for over 200 years along the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, and on the Hondurasí Bay Islands. In Honduras their numbers are estimated anywhere from… Read more

    Interview with Nnimmo Bassey, Greengrants Advisor

    Aug 15, 2005

    An interview with Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director and founder of Nigeria-based Environmental Rights Action and member of the Greengrants West Africa Advisory Board.

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    Ecuador: Altervia Helps Rural Communities Develop Alternative Energy

    Aug 9, 2005

    While many countries suffer from a lack of energy resources, Ecuador suffers, in a sense, from both the lack and the availability of energy. On the one hand, many rural villages simply do not have access to inexpensive energy sources… Read more

    Highlights from the Greengrants Advisory Board Retreat

    Jun 8, 2005

    This past April, global and regional representatives of Greengrants’ network of advisors met in Amsterdam to share ideas, strategies and plans for the future.

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    Supporting the Grassroots in Tsunami Reconstruction and Global Coastal Protection

    Apr 11, 2005

    The Southeast Asia tsunami struck at the heart of many of the communities with which we work. Global Greengrants Fund is offering a way for donors to get contributions to grassroots organizations in affected areas.

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    Anabela Lemos Receives Mozambique’s National Environmental Prize

    Apr 8, 2005

    Greengrants congratulates Anabela Lemos, Southern Africa Advisory Board member and winner of Mozambique’s first National Environmental Prize.

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    Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness

    Apr 7, 2005

    Marc Ian Barasch, a friend of Greengrants, recently published a book that offers a glimpse into the underpinnings of the work we support.

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    Russia: Sakhalin Island Indigenous Communities Pressure Oil Giants

    Apr 7, 2005

    by Tracy Kirkland

    In response to plans for a major oil and gas pipeline, members of several Sakhalin Island indigenous communities began a blockade at the entrance to a work site at Chayvo Bay on January 21, 2005. Protestors began… Read more