DEUTSCHE WELLE – Panama’s climate struggle
Nov07

DEUTSCHE WELLE – Panama’s climate struggle

Germany’s international broadcast station, Deutsche Welle (meaning German Wave) has produced a segment by Special Reporting Initiative Fellows Ruxandra Guidi and Bear Guerra under their Community Forestry as a Climate Change solution project. Listen to the seven-minute segment at Deutsche...

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Education in Tradition: Between the Forest and the Seas – Part III
Nov06

Education in Tradition: Between the Forest and the Seas – Part III

A young boy listens as a fellow student asks a question during Don Jesús’ weekly class about Kuna history, myth, and cultural traditions.  Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Bear Guerra presents a multimedia presentation about the Kuna’s efforts to protect their culture & traditions.  See the full video...

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The Yarsuisuit Collective: Between the Forest & the Seas – Part II
Oct31

The Yarsuisuit Collective: Between the Forest & the Seas – Part II

A Kuna elder passes thatched-roof homes along the edge of Ustupu Island as he returns in his dugout canoe with buckets of landfill from his plot of land in the mainland forest. With parts of the island rapidly eroding due to flooding and rising sea levels, many families use landfill to keep the water at bay. Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Bear Guerra presents a multimedia presentation about the Kuna’s efforts to protect their culture & traditions. See the full video...

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Life & Climate Change in Guna Yala: Between the Forest & the Seas – Part I
Oct27

Life & Climate Change in Guna Yala: Between the Forest & the Seas – Part I

As the sun rises, clouds and mist begin to clear over some of the tree-covered mountains in the mainland forest in Kuna Yala. Panama’s indigenous Kuna have managed their forests communally and utilized them sustainably for several hundred years, and today possess some of the best preserved old growth forests in all of Central America. Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Bear Guerra presents a multimedia presentation about the Kuna’s efforts to protect their culture & traditions. See the full video...

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Balancing the Old World and the New
Oct03

Balancing the Old World and the New

Special Reporting Initiatives Fellows Ruxandra Guidi and Bear Guerra reporting on the Balu Wala, or the Kuna ‘good life’: how one indigenous tribe is passing on its traditions.  Read the full story...

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ENSIA – A Model For Community-Managed Forests
Sep24

ENSIA – A Model For Community-Managed Forests

Special Reporting Initiative Fellows Ruxandra Guidi and Bear Guerra report for environmental news magazine Ensia on the Guna Yala’s experience managing their forests in the jungles of Panama.  The piece includes stunning images of the life of the Guna.  See the full story...

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