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Guatemala’s Community Races To Help

Restoring and protecting the land in this beautiful country is progressing one tree at a time as men, women and children are assisted, locally and internationally, with the help of Rain Forest Rescue donations.

  • Private Landowner
    Private landowners in the Sierra Madre Highlands play a critical role in the future of forest management and the creation/protection of forest reserves. Education and assistance are winning more and more local residents to the side of conservation and sustainable land management. Photo © Pilar Sada
  • Women Unload Saplings
    Indigenous women unload tree saplings that were transported across Lake Atitlan. Rain Forest Rescue helps provide support for nurseries and the planting of trees to restore wildlife habitat and prevent disastrous landslides and floods. Photo © Vivamos Mejor
  • Children of Guatemala
    Children pose in front of giant bamboo stocks in the Atitlan region. The future of these young people is in the hands of today’s decision-makers who have the opportunity to reverse the trends of forest destruction and assure healthy and economically stable communities for tomorrow. Photo © Pilar Sada
  • Community Outreach
    A schoolgirl plants a tree as part of a community outreach project. Environmental education is helping young Guatemalans learn about ecological relationships and how they can restore the ancestral forests of their country. Photo © Rosmery Molina
  • Panajachel Villagers
    Villagers from Panajachel unload trees from the nursery to be planted near the San Buenaventura Nature Reserve. Photo © Vivamos Mejor
  • Park Staff
    Park guard Miguel Tuj measures the height of a tree while monitoring a reforested area in Chuaraxamolo Park in the community of Santa Clara la Laguna. Rain Forest Rescue donations are helping to train staff that manages and protects the natural resources of Guatemala. Photo © Vivamos Mejor
  • A Man From San Antonio Palopo
    There is hope and determination in the faces of local residents as they plant trees to stabilize the soil, restore wildlife habitat and provide sustainable crops. Here a man from San Antonio Palopo plants a tree for the future. Photo © Vivamos Mejor

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