Giving indigenous communities legal title to their land has been shown to be more effective at protecting forests than declaring them national parks.
Governments must invest far more in protecting the world’s tropical forests, a key ally in warding off climate change and future pandemics.
Glass interviews Nigel Sizer of the Rainforest Alliance about its work with Guatemala’s rural communities
Glass talks to Nigel Sizer, Chief Global Alliances Officer of the Rainforest Alliance, about its work with Guatemala’s rural communities, and why this is such a pivotal time for the future of a country emerging from conflict and political instability.
Eighty percent of land-dwelling species establish homes in forests and the biodiversity ensures global food security and helps alleviate poverty during times of crisis. So, why are we destroying what’s left of the planet’s forest?
On October 1, 2018, the Rainforest Alliance and Preferred by Nature, formerly known as NEPCon, formally completed its acquisition of the RA-Cert business unit. RA-Cert previously managed the Rainforest Alliance’s certification, assurance, and auditing services. [Read more...]