Finca La Bastilla, a high-altitude forested coffee farm in Nicaragua’s Jinotega department, perfectly complements the protected forest area that borders it. The farm hasn’t always been such a good neighbor to the adjacent land, however. Prior owners encouraged high production that pushed the soil to its limits, and La Bastilla was abandoned for three years before the current owner took charge and raised the farm to Rainforest Alliance certification standards for sustainability.
The Rainforest Alliance is helping to arrest the major drivers of deforestation and environmental destruction. In our 2010 Annual Report, we provide a comprehensive overview of our on-the-ground work and detailed financial information. Click on the image below to browse the interactive version, or download the PDF below that.
An industry leader in North America, Domtar has set a new standard with EarthChoice®, its line of papers that originates in forests certified according to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which means that the company is managing its land responsibly and conserving valuable natural resources.
The Rainforest Alliance's work in sustainable tourism centers around helping hotels and lodges, tour operators and other tourism businesses to improve their environmental, social and economic practices. Through training and technical assistance, the organization works to strengthen the tourism industry’s capacity to be an ally of conservation.