Thursday, December 15, 2011

APASPE shares their project story with the Pedasí community

As part of their outreach and communications strategy, last week the board members of APASPE gave a talk to explain their current work on silvopastoral systems in Los Asientos. The Azuero Earth Project hosted the talk, as part of their efforts to disseminate information about ongoing

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Latest workshop for APASPE members in Los Asientos, Panama

Since June 2010, the Asociación de Productores Pecuarios y Agrosilvopastoriles de Pedasí (APASPE) has been implementing a small silvopastoral and reforestation project in Panama's Azuero Pensinsula. The project is funded through GEF's Small Grants Programme (SGP), and has

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ELTI takes part in the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference – Panama

On October 1-7, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held its inter-sessional meeting in Panama as a precursor to the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17), scheduled to take place in December in Durban, South Africa. More than 3000 country delegates

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Forest Restoration Conference in Indonesia

Indonesia has tens of millions of hectares of degraded land resulting from unsustainable land-use practices including logging, agricultural conversion, mining, infrastructure development, and fires. As a consequence, vast areas have experienced the loss of biological diversity and

Friday, September 9, 2011

First Meeting of the Conflict Resolution and REDD+ Council – June 22

The mechanism known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has generated optimism among those dedicated to climate change mitigation, forest conservation and rural poverty alleviation. However, REDD+ has also ignited heated debates and outright

Thursday, September 8, 2011

REDD+ Workshop in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca, Panama - August 2011

More than half of Panama’s remaining mature forests are located within indigenous territories, both formally recognized and under claim. These forests, along with secondary-growth forests, contribute to mitigating climate change by sequestering heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2). As

Local Farmers Associations in Panama’s Azuero Peninsula Launch Silvopastoral Projects

The Azuero Peninsula in southwestern Panama has a long history of colonization, particularly in the low-lying areas on the eastern flank of the peninsula, also known as the “dry arc” (Arco Seco). What once used to be tropical dry forest, has now been converted to vast expanses of agricultural

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Workshop on Connectivity Corridors in Cattle Ranching Landscapes in Colombia – May 2011

Traditional cattle ranching is one of the primary drivers of forest and biodiversity loss in the tropics. In Latin America alone, there are more than 500 million hectares of degraded lands as a result of poor agricultural and cattle-ranching practices, which are also major sources of

‘Rainforestation’ Training for Watershed Managers – May 2011

Deforestation and forest degradation can lead to the loss of key watershed functions such as water supply and quality for human consumption, agricultural production and hydropower generation, as well as slope stabilization and drainage. The Philippines has suffered from massive

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

‘Rainforestation’ Research & Monitoring Training – April 2011

Rainforestation, a form of native species reforestation, is now part of the Philippines’ National Greening Program, an ambitious reforestation campaign signed into effect on February 24, 2011 by executive order of President Benigno S. Aquino III. This effort aims to counter the widespread

Workshop on REDD+ and Conflict Resolution Techniques – May 2011

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) is a climate change mitigation mechanism through which industrialized countries will financially compensate developing countries for avoiding forest loss in order to partially offset their own carbon

Thursday, September 1, 2011

ELTI Leader: Ana María Martínez

Name: Ana María Martínez
Organization: National Land Management Authority (ANATI) – Ministry of Housing and Land Use Planning (MIVIOT)
Position: Director – Department of Land-use Planning
ELTI Event: Towards Sustainable Landscapes in the Neotropics: Land Use Planning for People and Nature, March 2008, Bocas del Toro, Panama