Indigenous Communities in Southern Mexico Protect Their Forest Heritage
Forestry / Indigenous Communities / Mexico

Indigenous Communities in Southern Mexico Protect Their Forest Heritage

The road that winds from the city of Oaxaca to the towering peaks of Sierra Juárez is bordered by dense pine and oak forests teeming with wildlife, like the long-nosed mate shrew and the elusive dwarf jay. Nearly all of this rich forestland, which is managed by the Zapotec indigenous peoples, is FSC certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Continue reading

In Chiapas, Conservation and Climate Mitigation Starts in the Classroom
Climate Change / Education / Mexico

In Chiapas, Conservation and Climate Mitigation Starts in the Classroom

This summer, the Rainforest Alliance’s education team worked in Chiapas, Mexico, to introduce a group of 57 teachers to our climate curricula. Most of the teachers who attended the five-day workshop came from Telebachilleratos, a subsection of the Chiapas school system that includes many rural schools serving underrepresented populations. Though these schools lack financial resources, they live in close connection with surrounding forests and coffee farms. Continue reading

Climate Change / Forestry / Mexico

A Balanced, Solid Climate Deal Reached in Cancún, including REDD+

After a grueling couple of weeks, delegates at the climate talks in Cancún, Mexico succeeded in producing an agreement[1] on a range of important issues ranging from REDD+, to financing that will cover costs of adapting to climate change, to ensuring transparency and accountability of countries’ efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Negotiating early into the … Continue reading