Our travel choices can make a difference. That’s why the Rainforest Alliance has joined forces with hotels and tourism organizations to ensure that tourists have vacation options that contribute to the conservation of natural and cultural diversity and the well-being of local communities.
The Rainforest Alliance is helping people to transform their land-use practices by championing standards that promote the sustainable use of resources and conserve the planet’s biodiversity for future generations.
This study evaluates several key questions that will contribute to the debate about ecosystem services in a biological corridor, and sustainable management practices in coffee farming. I evaluated ecosystem services provided by coffee plantations, such as habitat for avian biodiversity, and contribution to the conservation of genetic diversity through the facilitation of movement corridors.
by Oliver Komar, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, SalvaNATURA Department of Conservation Sciences (2012)
A 12-member Steering Committee composed of international business and civil society leaders and academic experts released this state-of-knowledge assessment that describes what is known and what is most important to learn about the performance and potential of voluntary standards and certification. The Rainforest Alliance, ISEAL Alliance, RESOLVE and the Soil Association were among the NGOs that participated in the process.
by The Steering Committee of the State-of-Knowledge Assessment of Standards and Certification (2012)