On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM GMT), Associate for the Southeastern Region of Mexico, Ann Snook and Education Program Manager, Maria Ghiso, discussed the Rainforest Alliance’s work in Mexico to increase participation of young people in community forestry activities. (Seminario en línea en español)
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Communities have been sustainably managing the uniquely biodiverse forests of the Yucatan Peninsula for decades. The future of these forests depends on the next generation of leaders to continue this work, but young people have limited access to information, training and avenues of participation in community activities.
The Rainforest Alliance is addressing these challenges by working directly with young people in Calakmul to build capacity around issues of forestry and ecology, build technical skills needed to support community enterprise and sustainable forest management activities, and build leadership and life skills.
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