News | January - March 2020

We hope you are well during this complicated time of the COVID-19 pandemic. ELTI's priority has been the health and safety of our team, partners, participants and alumni.

ELTI team members are working from home, and w e postponed our in-person activities and field courses. Our field programs are now providing virtual support to participants and alumni .

In addition, our online program keeps growing to create a diversity of opportunities in remote learning. In February, for example, the Tropical Forest Landscapes online certificate program launched a series of free online lectures open to the public. Over 315 attendants joined us for the first two lectures! Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities.

We look forward to staying connected.

Wishing you safety and good health,
The ELTI Team
Riparian buffer zone demonstration area for model farm

The objective of this project was to protect riparian areas in Odielca Solís ’ farm and to develop a demonstration area that illustrates economically-sound methods for reestablishing forest cover. The intense degradation of riparian areas due to free roaming cattle and the lack of tree cover results in contamination of the stream.

The upgrades to Odielca's farm will show the importance of maintaining large buffer areas to capture sediment, agrochemicals and nitrogen runoff from the pastures. As the forested buffer grows, it will showcase how natural forest regeneration can be a successful strategy for restoring degraded riparian areas.

Agroforestry system implemented by ELTI Alumna Odielca Solís in Panama | ELTI Archive
June 1, 2020-May 3, 2021
Online Certificate Program: Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use

June 3, 2019-May 5, 2020
Online Certificate Program: Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use

March 20, 2019-January 26, 2020
Blended Course: Forest Landscape Restoration (Ethiopia)

January 13-17, 2020
Sustainable Cattle Ranching in the Santa Mar í a River Watershed as a Measure for Adaptation for Climate Change (Panama)

January 27-31, 2020
Ecological Restoration Strategies for the La Villa River Watershed (Panama)

February 5, 2020
Free Lecture: Sustainable Agriculture and Agroforestry for Environmental Services (Online)

April 3, 2020
Webinar: Intergenerational Exchange and the Future of Sustainable Land Use (Online)

April 30, 2020
Webinar: Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Rehabilitation in Indonesia, a Case Study (Online)