A new report released by the World Resources Institute analyzes a potential solution to rampant deforestation: securing land rights for indigenous communities.
Through the Adopt-A-Rainforest program, the Rainforest Alliance is working with the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) to support two groups of indigenous Maya in their efforts to reforest the banks of the Rio Grande in the foothills of the Maya Mountains.
The Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru, located in the Amazon basin, is known for its incredible wealth of biodiversity. The Rainforest Alliance is working with indigenous communities in the region who are eager to achieve economic growth in a way that protects their ancestral lands from deforestation and other unsustainable practices.
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.