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Rainforest Alliance Technical Assistance: Strengthening FORESCOM and the Community Forest Enterprises of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala

Sustainable management of the world’s natural resources is shifting from an option to a vital necessity. Increasing evidence attests to the fact that sustainable resource management practices can promote economic development and livelihood improvement for communities.

This case study adds to this growing of body of evidence by profiling the work of Rainforest Alliance assisting local forestry enterprise in Guatemala’s Petén region. The sustainable, productive management of thousands of acres of forest in the Petén are an example of how good management practices can provide opportunities for employment, business, and

Burning Peruvian forest - photo by Mohsin Kazmi

Forests are falling at an alarming rate.

Each minute, 85 acres are destroyed.