Responsible forest management helps preserve forests for generations to come, while enabling locals to earn a sustainable livelihood. Here are six beautiful places we’re working in.
In part two of this community forestry blog series, Ben Hodgson, Rainforest Alliance’s Director of Forestry explores the benefits that sustainable forest management brings to communities.
Northern Guatemala has one of the highest rates of forest conversion in all the Americas. But a new report finds that in the forestry concessions of Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve, deforestation is nearly zero.
“The forestry fair was magnificent! I was able to negotiate two million board feet of pine and cypress, something I had never before been able to do before,” exclaimed Carlos Tepaz, a small farmer and forester, after attending the Forestry Fair of Quiché in Guatemala’s western highlands last July. The Rainforest Alliance, which leads the …