International and Indigenous Communities Projects

To find information about Earth Island sponsored projects, please use the focus area buttons or the alphabetical list below.

Ensuring that all people have a voice at the table is a driving force behind our global environmental work. Our projects help communities strengthen their conservation initiatives and biodiversity protection, stop large-scale development projects, build women’s environmental leadership, and preserve traditional knowledge and lifeways.

BorneoProject

The Borneo Project brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights in ...

CaliforniaInstituteforCommunity,Art&Nature

The ​California Institute for Community, Art & Nature (California I CAN) was launched in 2016 by Malcolm Margolin shortly after his retirement fr...

FriendsofMuonde

Friends of Muonde supports locally driven efforts to foment creativity and sustainable development in the Mazvihwa and neighboring areas of south centr...

GuiasUnidos

Guias Unidos works to inspire community-based, conservation-minded tourism in Nicaragua by unifying local and international expertise and resources. ...

IndigenousEnergyInitiative

Indigenous Energy Initiative (IEI) is an Indigenous-led team of some of the nation’s foremost experts in clean energy finance, policy, technology, wo...

NumiFoundation

Numi Foundation’s mission is to nurture and empower thriving communities. The project envisions a world in which all basic human needs are met and pe...

PGMONE

PGM ONE is an affinity space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) from all over the Unites States to share, learn, collaborate, heal, bui...

SacredLandFilmProject

Since 1984, the Sacred Land Film Project has produced a variety of media and educational materials to deepen the public’s understanding of sacred pla...

SeedingSovereignty

Seeding Sovereignty, an Indigenous-led collective, works in communities to disrupt and replace colonized spaces, genocidal systems, and patriarchal nar...

TheAltaiProject

The Altai Project has worked since 1998 to protect natural landscapes and wildlife and support Indigenous peoples and traditional lifeways in and aroun...

WildHeritage

​Wild Heritage advocates for policies in the United States and internationally that recognize the exceptional value of primary forests. Primary fores...

Women’sClimateCentersInternational

Women’s Climate Centers International (WCCI), led by a partnership of women development professionals in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, and the United ...