Our Efforts Are Taking Flight

For migratory birds, whose very survival depends on the conservation of habitat across borders, the conversion of forests to farmland poses a real threat. Through our work in agriculture, forestry and tourism, we’re helping to conserve habitat for both migratory and nonmigratory birds. A few examples...

 

Bald Eagles
Photo credit: Alexandria Urgo

In North America, Domtar -- the continent’s largest producer of uncoated paper -- has committed to achieving Forest Stewardship Council certification on 100 percent of the land it owns and manages. Domtar-managed forests support a biologically diverse mix of species, such as bald eagles, moose and brook trout.

 

Baltimore oriole
Photo credit: Aventuras de Sarapiquí

Nueva Granada, a Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee farm nestled between two of Guatemala’s tallest volcanoes, supports tall hardwoods and productive fruit trees that provide habitat for a rich variety of wildlife, including migratory songbirds like Baltimore orioles, Tennessee warblers and Cape May warblers.

 

Parrot
Photo credit: Sergio Izquierdo

Mot mots, parrots and doves roost in the cedar, cuernavaca, oak and inga trees near Finca Santa Isabel, a Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee farm in southeastern Guatemala.

 

Great Hornbill
Photo credit: Kalyanvarma

The forests of India’s Western Ghats are home to assorted wildlife, including hornbills, Asian elephants and Bengal tigers -- species threatened by the conversion of verdant hillsides to coffee and tea plantations.

 

rufous casiornis
Photo credit: Hugo Lara

In Bolivia’s eastern lowlands, the FSC/Rainforest Alliance Certified Angel Sandoval concession is working diligently to protect local wildlife. Angel Sandoval even allows researchers and biologists to do fieldwork within their concession. (Pictured here: a rufous casiornis.)

macaw

As forests disappear, countless species are threatened with extinction.