Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ELTI in Forest Day 6

Forest Day is a global forest event held annually on the sidelines of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties meetings and hosted by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests under the leadership of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). It brings together forestry experts and

Friday, November 30, 2012

Successful Conclusion of APASPE's First Project

APASPE, the Association of Agrosilvopastoral Producers of Pedasí, recently concluded the implementation of a 1-year project in the town of Los Asientos, province of Los Santos, Panama.
With support from ELTI's Leadership Program, funding from the Small Grants Program, and

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ELTI Supports the National Greening Program

The Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI), together with the Institute of Tropical Ecology and Environmental Management of the Visayas State University (ITEEM-VSU) and the rest of the Rain Forest Restoration Initiative (RFRI), have developed a series of trainings on

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The National Greening Program Just Got Greener

On February 24, 2011, the president of the Philippines, Benigno S. Aquino, issued Executive Order No. 26, launching the National Greening Program (NGP). The program involves the planting of 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million hectares of public domain lands from 2011 to 2016. It is the latest

Friday, June 1, 2012

Phenology to Promote Environmental Values among Youth

A phenological study requires patience and observation skills, scientific rigor to record accurate data, and lots of perseverance. Not exactly the task for a child, one would think; but ELTI leaders Adriana and Julián Giraldo think different, and for a reason. A few years ago, when they were still

Thursday, May 31, 2012

APASPE Learns About Organic Fertilizers

As part of the continuing capacity building efforts contemplated in their Small Grants Programme project, APASPE members recently attended a workshop on organic fertilizers and pesticides. During the past year and with support from ELTI's Leadership Program, APASPE members have

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Resource Extraction and Infrastructure Development in Tropical Forests

Despite covering only 7% of the Earth’s emergent land surface, tropical forests are believed to house up to half of the Earth’s biodiversity and to support the livelihoods of 1.4 billion people. These ecosystems, however, continue to be lost at an alarming rate driven by conventional land

Saturday, May 5, 2012

ELTI Leader: Eufracio Maratas

Name: Eufracio "Dodong" Maratas Jr.
Organization: Municipality of Pilar, Camotes, Cebu, Philippines
Position: Vice Mayor
ELTI Event: Rainforestation National Trainer’s Training, April 2009, Leyte, Philippines

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Symposium on Restoring Coal Mines in Indonesia

The province of East Kalimantan, Indonesia is one of the country’s largest producers and suppliers of coal. Vast tracts of lands have been degraded due to this economically important, yet environmentally and socially–damaging activity. Regulations that govern the rehabilitation of

Monday, April 16, 2012

Rene Vendiola Wins Prestigious Award!

We are thrilled to announce that on March 22, 2012, Mr. Rene “Nong Ite” Vendiola won the prestigious Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Award in the Exemplary Individual category for his work on Rainforestation in Negros Oriental, Philippines. Rene was selected among 300