Innovation Prize Presentations

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 1:00pm


Since 2014, the Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) has awarded an Innovation Prize at its annual conference to honor outstanding initiatives and ideas related to tropical forest use and conservation.  

Three ISTF Innovation Award finalists have been selected to present their exceptional approaches, experiences or efforts relating to the 2021 ISTF Conference theme: “Timelines and Critical Junctures: Re-examining Crises as Opportunities for Change.” The finalists will participate in a live pitch event over Zoom on Friday, February 19th at 13:00.
Voting will be live throughout the conference at Each conference participant is entitled to ONE vote. Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony on Saturday, 20th February 2021 at 14:00. The top three finalists will receive cash prizes of up to $5,000. The voting form will close at 12PM on Saturday, February 20th
Learn about the three finalists below! For information on past award recipients, please visit:

1) Community Empowerment and Resilience in La Chinantla, Oaxaca


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2) Re-examining Crises as Opportunities for Change: Sustainable Forestry, Log salvage, and Hardwood production after extreme social, ecological & technological disturbances in Puerto Rico.


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3) The Growing Potential of Impact Monitoring Technology

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