Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental was awarded $2,960,000 between 1993 and 2015, including 10 grants in Conservation & Sustainable Development and MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

$315,000

2015 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

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. SPDA has recently turned its focus to effectively responding to advancing monocultures, especially cacao and oil palm, in northern Peru. SPDA is analyzing agro-industrial development in the region, assessing its social and environmental consequences, making legal and policy recommendations for avoiding or mitigating negative effects, and expanding its pro bono legal assistance program. These efforts are key to establishing disincentives for poor land management, empowering civil society to respond to urgent environmental and social threats, and creating a model for addressing advancing monocultures in similar biodiversity-rich regions of Peru.

$300,000

2012 • 3 years, 3 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

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.

$400,000

2009 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To analyze current policies and legislation that contradict and undermine Peru's efforts to adapt and mitigate impacts of climate change (over three years).

$300,000

2008 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To develop institutional and legal frameworks for effective management of biodiversity in a decentralized context (over three years).

$325,000

2006 • 1 year • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

To provide regional training, technical assistance and legal services for natural resource management and conservation.

$400,000

2005 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support for the development and application of legal tools and policies for effective protection of Peru's biological diversity at the regional and municipal levels and within the protected area system (over three years).

$300,000

2002 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To implement laws and regulations governing biodiversity conservation (over three years).

$225,000

2000 • 4 years, 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To promote the enforcement of environmental regulations concerning biodiversity and protected areas in Peru (over three years).

$230,000

1997 • 1 year

To advise the government on environmental laws and to assist communities in ensuring that these laws are enforced (over four years).

$165,000

1993 • 1 year

To support environmental law and legislative monitoring programs providing public interest legal consultations to NGOs and government agencies in Peru (over three years).

Stay Informed
Sign up for periodic news updates and event invitations. Check out our social media content in one place, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.