Indigenous peoples and local communities have an unsurpassed connection to the Earth's forests. ... Continue Reading
Indigenous people have lived from the forest since time immemorial, using its resources sparingly and carefully so that it might continue to produce its riches. What the Rainforest Alliance brings to this age-old model are the tools and support to make it economically viable in today’s world. We connect local and indigenous communities with markets, provide technical and business support, and work to improve human well-being—all while conserving the forest.
This page features information about the Rainforest Alliance's work to promote community forestry and links to all our related content and resources.
Our Work: Community forestry
The forest concessions of the Maya Biosphere Reserve have boasted a near-zero deforestation rate for 20 years.... Continue Reading
Project Profile: Stopping deforestation and improving livelihoods with community forestry in the Congo Basin
Sitting in the heart of the Congo Basin, the 36,000 square kilometer Salonga National Park (SNP) is the largest protected area of dense rainforest on the African continent.... Continue Reading
We are working to grow Mexico’s domestic market for sustainably produced products.... Continue Reading
All resources for Community forestry
Together, we have begun exploring how more sustainable solutions, like community forestry and fish farming—can help protect the rainforest of the Congo Basin and strengthen livelihoods.
We are working in 60+ countries to build sustainable, rural economies—a proven strategy to keep our forests standing.
We are working to grow Mexico’s domestic market for sustainably produced products.
Our Forest Allies initiative leverages the enormous power of our partnerships to support forest communities as they address the climate crisis and combat deforestation. Here are the six landscapes where our Forest Allies are currently active.
Meet three of the scientists whose work we have supported through the Kleinhans Fellowship for Community Forestry Research.