Two New Kleinhans Fellows Will Investigate Forest Governance and Community-Centered Conservation in Latin America
The Rainforest Alliance is pleased to announce two new Kleinhans Fellows for 2021.
The next deadline for applications is February 28, 2023, and applications will be accepted started August 31, 2022. As governments around the world recognize the importance of local stakeholders in forest management and conservation, they are increasingly devolving decision-making authority over natural resources to local communities. However, while the number of community forest enterprises (CFEs) […]
José Antonio Sierra Huelsz will study the governance of rural forests in Veracruz, a highly deforested state in Mexico.
Improving Community Forest Enterprise Governance in the Maya Biosphere Reserve This project focuses upon the social organization and governance of community forest enterprises (CFEs) in the Maya Biosphere Reserve (MBR) of Northern Guatemala. CFEs operating in the MBR face intense land-conversion pressure and challenges related to organizational governance. The goal is to improve the organizational […]
Attitudes and Barriers to Women’s Participation in Community-Based Conservation Programs in Belize Forests in Belize are being degraded by the illegal logging of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) and cedar (Cedrela odorata), which not only reduces the habitat for the many endangered, threatened and endemic species, but also reduces the carbon sequestration capacity of the forest. Additionally, […]
As part of the Rainforest Alliance’s Kleinhans Fellowship, researchers with Indiana University and Universidade Federal do Acre (UFAC) in Brazil examined the importance of non-timber forest products