Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental
Grants to Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental
2012 (Duration 3 years)
Conservation & Sustainable Development
LIMA, PERU — Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA) is one of Peru's leading environmental law and policy organizations and a recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2006. This new grant supports SPDA's Environmental Justice Strategy to promote rights of citizens affected by development activities that threaten ecosystems and traditional livelihoods. It does this by providing legal guidance to forest dwellers, strengthening the regional government of Madre de Dios' environmental management capacity, preparing case studies assessing performance of new mining and land use change regulations, and undertaking administrative and judicial actions that set favorable precedents for enforcement of environmental regulations and human rights.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental $300,000 between 2010 and 2013.