What's at Stake
Mexico and Central America are world leaders in granting land rights to local and indigenous people—a crucial step in protecting forests. But even with significant gains in rights, forest communities are facing threats from agricultural expansion, illegal loggers, and drug traffickers.
In a region hard hit by climate change, the Rainforest Alliance focuses on advancing community forestry, sustainable agriculture, ecotourism, and environmental education to defend vulnerable landscapes and support rural communities.
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Where rural communities thrive, nature does too. Our vision for 2030 is that more than 3 million producers, workers, and their family members will live better—all by conserving and managing more than
Latin America: Markets for prosperous communities and healthy forests
A longtime participant in our programs in Guatemala met with Vice President Harris.[Read more...]
The Rainforest Alliance has been working since 2016 with youth and community partners in Calakmul, Mexico to prepare young people for a meaningful and financially viable future within their
Nuestra Selva, Nuestro Futuro: A Case Study on Experiential Learning in Calakmul, Mexico
After two years, ‘Project Guatemala’ helped create a better future for Guatemalan women coffee farmers by focusing on gender inclusiveness and women’s empowerment to set an example for the industry. The group adopted climate-smart farming techniques to produce high quality coffee and adapt to climate change.[Read more...]
Landscale is a tool to help your company assess and communicate sustainability impact at landscape scale. A pilot with Olam International and the Rainforest Alliance in Mexico shows how companies can apply and benefit from Landscale’s framework for assessment, verification, and reporting.[Read more...]
Esta guía educativa gratuita ayudara a sus estudiantes a explorar el manejo sostenible de los bosques y su papel en el desarrollo comunitario, usando los ecosistemas únicos de la Península Yucatán,
Guía Educativa del Manejo Forestal Sostenible