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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Local communities not only protect existing forests, they contribute to forest recovery.[Read more...]
A Rainforest Alliance youth program inspired Carmelina Martínez to study conservation.[Read more...]
Sustainable coffee farming in Honduras provides an alternative to migration.[Read more...]
Droughts and severe weather have devastated farms in Central America.
With the “caravan” of asylum-seekers now approaching the US-Mexico border, many news organizations have rightly pointed out that these are people are fleeing extreme poverty and gang violence caused in part by US intervention in their home countries. But there’s another reason behind the exodus: climate change.
"It’s almost impossible to know what the climate will be like at any given point in the year. When your survival...[Read more...]
We shared our conservation achievements in Guatemala with congressional staffers.[Read more...]