Maria Ghiso, manager of the Rainforest Alliance’s education program, writes about her experience introducing teachers and students in a rural community in Oaxaca, Mexico, to our climate change curricula.
Visitors to the community of Infierno in Peru’s Madre de Dios region flock to the Centro Medicinal Ñape, where they can learn about and help to prepare traditional Ese’eja medicine.
The road from the city of Oaxaca to the Sierra Juárez mountains is bordered by dense pine and oak forests teeming with wildlife, like the long-nosed mate shrew and the elusive dwarf jay. Nearly all of this rich forestland, which is managed by the Zapotec indigenous peoples, is FSC certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
Forest fires in Nicaragua’s North Atlantic Autonomous Region are a blessing and a curse. They play an important role in the workings of the local ecosystem—for example, ensuring the germination of pine seedlings—but there is more fire in the region than nature necessitates.