On October 1, 2018, the Rainforest Alliance and NEPCon formally completed NEPCon’s acquisition of the RA-Cert business unit. RA-Cert previously managed the Rainforest Alliance’s certification, assurance, and auditing services. NEPCon is a global non-profit organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark that promotes and delivers sustainability certification services. The Rainforest Alliance and NEPCon have been working together […]
The Rainforest Alliance is one of the founders of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the premier sustainable forestry standard-setting body. FSC certification has a proven positive impact on both forests and communities. Today, the Rainforest Alliance continues our support of the Forest Stewardship Council as a member of its environmental chamber. Members from different social, economic, […]
Mark Moroge, the Rainforest Alliance's Latin America Director, spoke with Rhod Sharp on BBC Radio 5 Live “Up All Night” to share the incredible success story of the forestry concessions in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve.
The Maya Biosphere Reserve Forestry Concessions Featured on BBC Radio 5 Live “Up All Night”
The Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala is a deforestation hotspot, but there is a large swathe where the rate has been near zero since 2000.
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