Projects to Protect Guatemalan Forests

The Rainforest Alliance promotes four conservation programs in the Petén jungle.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rainforest Alliance stated that Peten forest losses represent almost 60% of all deforestation in Guatemala and that this is caused by people engaging in subsistence activities (maize and livestock).

“Trying to find solutions to the problem of deforestation, the entity put in place various programs. One of them is the “Green Craft” by which a community which depended on slash and burn agriculture to survive, has changed activity. They are now killed carpenters," published Sigloxxi.com.

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Honduras: $31 million for forestation

April 2011

The funds donated by the E.U. will be used for the implementation of the Forestry Sector Modernization Project of Honduras (MOSEF).

An article in the Latribuna.hn explains: "The resources provided by the E.U. will fund social programs for production and conservation of forest areas using organizational management processes and natural resource management."

The Potential of Wood in Costa Rica

April 2012

The country uses only between 2% and 4% of its land for conservation and forestry production.

In 2010, 1.07 million cubic feet of logs were produced and only between 2% and 4% of the land was used for conservation and forestry production, according to sources in the timber sector.

Financing for Sustainable Forest Management

January 2013

From 28 to 30 January, national forest fund experts will meet in Costa Rica to present effective strategies for forestry funding.

A statement of the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) reads:

Experts share financing strategies for forest management

Forest Concessions Grow in Guatemala

August 2011

The size of areas granted as forest concessions to communities, mainly in the northern Peten zone, rose from 510,000 hectares in 2007 to 680,000 in 2011.

In the area, seventy-two companies certified by Rainforest Alliance, predict that they will generate exports worth $9 million in 2011, said Jose Roman, regional manager for the Central America and Caribbean ‘Trees’ Program by Rainforest Alliance.

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