[holding text for the moment; I’ll complete it in December 2014]
– I continued the grants to the Environmental Investigation Agency (illegal timber and wildlife trafficking in China) and to the Rainforest Foundation (Congo basin) begun the previous year (here).
– Sponsored the EIA application for £15,000 to the Network for Social Change for a similar investigation of the fast-opening and vulnerable territory of Burma.
– Made my first large grant to Greenpeace in recognition of their great work challenging arctic exploration for oil. They clearly touched a few nerves because President Putin grabbed their ship and held the crew for some months; eventually they were released.