Last week, the news was mixed for the world’s forests. In California, scientists welcomed reports that climate change had triggered a growth spurt in coast redwoods and giant sequoias. In Europe, researchers revealed that many of the continent’s forests are approaching their carbon saturation point.
There was good and bad news in the conservation community last week. The sad (and unsurprising) news: violence will likely rise as climate changes. The good: Costa Rica’s ban on clearing mature forests appears to be working.
In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we are highlighting a selection of native communities who share the Rainforest Alliance’s vision for a more sustainable future.
With plentiful shade trees and free roaming herds, the grazing pastures of Fazendas São Marcelo bear little resemblance to those of conventional cattle ranches.