Zoila Álvarez describes her life in the Alto Mayo Protected Forest and how it has changed since she signed a conservation agreement.
Here, we break down “conservation agreements,” an approach that helps conserve biodiversity while improving the quality of life for local communities.
Through conservation agreements, indigenous Bolivian communities are expanding their incomes while leaving forests standing.
Conservation agreements are helping Rwandan coffee farmers improve production — and fetch a better price.
In the forests of Venezuela, three villages have found a crucial source of livelihood amid the country’s roiling economic crisis.
For Norbil Becerra, destroying forests was a necessary evil — until the day he saw a hummingbird.
Women are playing a central role in giving South Africa’s degraded pasturelands new life.
Conservation agreements are helping people brace themselves against threats to their forest homes.
The latest post in our “Gender + Conservation” blog series.
Too often, protected areas seem to pit conservation goals against the needs of local people, leading inevitably to conflict.