Northern Guatemala has one of the highest rates of forest conversion in all the Americas. But a new report finds that in the forestry concessions of Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve, deforestation is nearly zero.
At a forestry fair in Guatemala’s western highlands, local foresters working sustainably met with buyers who want legal timber–with great results.
Teacher Lesbia Gualip, who works in the Maya Biosphere Reserve (home to archaeological treasure Tikal) talks about the strengths of the Rainforest Alliance curriculum.
The Rainforest Alliance’s Carrera once put his life on the line to protect forests in his native Guatemala. Now he supports forest concessions all over Latin America with the same dogged determination–and thankfully, fewer death threats