The forest concessions of the Maya Biosphere Reserve have boasted a near-zero deforestation rate for 20 years.... Continue Reading
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.
We are working to grow Mexico’s domestic market for sustainably produced products.... Continue Reading
This farm doesn't just grow bananas–it's producing biodiversity, fresh air, and stronger soils.... Continue Reading
Sustainably harvested wood is at the heart of this new business run by indigenous Maya women.... Continue Reading
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We worked with eight indigenous coffee-farming communities in Chiapas to build skills in fire prevention, business skills, and health and nutrition.
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Migrant workers from Guatemala talk about working on certified farms in Chiapas, Mexico.
Once violently displaced, an Indigenous community in Chiapas, Mexico now flourishes.
If ever there were a question as to whether community forestry is an excellent conservation strategy, one would only have to look to the concessions of the Maya Biosphere Reserve for an answer—and to the women leaders who live there.
We are working to grow Mexico’s domestic market for sustainably produced products.