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.
From 2000-2012, the expansion of commercial agriculture and timber plantations destroyed more than 50 million hectares of tropical forests – more than seven hectares a minute – with dire consequences for biodiversity, climate change, and the rights and livelihoods of forest peoples. But this crisis has also sparked a bold response aimed at halting commodity-linked …