The value of peatland ecosystems

What is peatland? Peatland is a wetland ecosystem that is found across the world. Year-round wet conditions slow the process of plant decomposition so that that partially decomposed organic matter accumulates to form what is called ‘peat’. Over thousands of years this material builds up and becomes several metres thick. Healthy, wet-state peatlands are not…

Migratory birds in Guatemala

At our Guatemalan Conservation Coast project, migration season is just coming to a close for the hundreds of bird species that call the forests home on their long biannual journey between North and South America. The patchwork of forest on the Caribbean coastline, part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, that our project helps to protect…

Client story: Integrating natural capital into new cradle-to-cradle flooring product

“The natural capital of our planet is under stress and resources are becoming scarce. Stopping deforestation is one of the most effective measures in the fight against climate change and to preserve the world’s biodiversity – bringing immediate results. At Tarkett, we are committed to addressing these global challenges and developing sustainable solutions, by “Doing…

Forest Hero: Mirza, Ecosystem Coordinator

This is Mirza Adela Shol Cucul. She is an Ecotourism Coordinator for our project partner FUNDAECO in Izabal, Guatemala. She is a Q’eqchi Mayan lady from the Creek Maya indigenous village in Cerro San Gil. We interviewed her about her work with conservation, communities and promoting the participation of women in FUNDAECO’s REDD+ project. How did you first…