• Empowering people to conserve and restore tropical forests
    @ Eva Garen
  • Empowering people to conserve and restore tropical forests
    © Saskia Santamaria
  • Empowering people to conserve and restore tropical forests
    @ Eva Garen
  • Empowering people to conserve and restore tropical forests
    © Michiel van Breugel

Empowering People
to Restore and Conserve Tropical Forests

Our Mission

We train and support people from all sectors and backgrounds to restore and conserve tropical forest landscapes using strategies that support biodiversity and livelihoods. Learn about our approach.

Our Stories

Our Programs

Access cutting-edge research, hands-on experience and local wisdom for your conservation and restoration work.
Get world-renowned training from anywhere. Connect with a global network of scholars, professionals, and peers.
Find support to apply or share what you’ve learned from ELTI in the way that makes the most sense for your area.

Where We Work

ELTI Locations

Our field-based training events currently take place in Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Indonesia and the Philippines. Learn more about where we work.

ELTI Events

Students learn how to identify common tropical dry forest species.
March 15-20, 2020

Coming soon!

January 27-31, 2020

Coming soon!

Ecological Restoration Strategies for the La Villa River Watershed

ELTI Training Landscape, District of Pedasí, Province of Los Santos

Silvopastoral systems integrate trees, forage shrubs and livestock production and are particularly appealing since they enable farmers to enhance traditional livelihood practices in a more environmentally sustainable manner.
January 13-17, 2020

Coming soon!

Silvopastoral systems utilize biodiversity and ecological function to improve animal welfare and sustain on-farm production.
December 16-20, 2019

Coming soon!

Sungai Hitam mangrove forest
November 22-24, 2019

ELTI Alumni Projects

David shows the flag of his Mapuche people
March 7, 2019 to March 8, 2019
January 9, 2019 to January 13, 2019
December 14, 2018 to December 15, 2018
September 26, 2018 to January 20, 2019