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GSF Coordinator participates in IBD 2019

Every year, on 22 May, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD). The 2019 theme is “Our Biodiversity, Our Food,... Read more

Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for the Americas

https://www.ipbes.net/assessment-reports/americas NOTE: The objective of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is to provide Governments, the private sector, and civil society with scientifically credible... Read more

Guyana new institutional host of Guiana Shield Facility and Fund

The Government of Guyana is the new institutional host of the Guiana Shield Facility and the Guiana Shield Fund. This announcement was made today by State... Read more

Guyana calls on UN to protect the Guiana Shield.

Guyana calls on UN to protect the Guiana Shield.

The Guyanese President made the call at a time when countries across the world are being devastated by natural disasters. In Dominica, Hurricane Maria left... Read more

Integrating Traditional Knowledge Project officially launched

Integrating Traditional Knowledge Project officially launched

The Darwin Initiative; Integrating Traditional Knowledge into National Policy and Practice project in Guyana was officially launched Monday at the British High Commissioner residence in... Read more

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Published: Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

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Carbon storage and/or sequestration

Carbon storage and/or sequestration

Carbon sequestration is the term describing processes that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. To help mitigate global warming, a variety of ways to capture and store carbon artificially (while... Read more

Hydrological regulation

Hydrological regulation

Estimates indicate that the region produces nearly half of the sum of the discharge of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, the first and third largest rivers in the world in... Read more

Biodiversity conservation

Biodiversity conservation

Contrary to the Kyoto Protocol of the Climate Change Convention, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has not yet generated a system of international payments for the conservation of biodiversity.... Read more

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

What are NTFPs? The term NTFP was first used in 1989, for “all biological materials other than timber, which are extracted from forests for human services.” However, over the years,... Read more

Sustainable Timber Harvesting

Sustainable Timber Harvesting

Timber production can be seen as a threat to the ecosystems of the Guiana Shield, but also as a possible sustainable commercial activity. Currently, timber harvesting is not considered economically... Read more

Sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism is another way of paying for ecosystem services, which encourages the conservation of natural as well as cultural resources. Business, including many forms of tourism, can be destructive... Read more

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Map of Guiana ShieldThe Guiana Shield Facility (GSF) is a multi-donor funding facility for the long-term financing of national and regional activities to conserve ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and to sustain human livelihoods within the Guiana Shield eco-region.

The GSF supports the position that global significance of the Guiana Shield eco-region and its ecosystem services was, is, and will be the rationale for transfers between the international community and those responsible for maintaining the ecological and cultural integrity of the Guiana Shield. So far, the ecological significance has been best documented by the PSW report of April 2002, Read More ...

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Mark PLOTKIN: What the people of the Ama…

05-12-2014

{mp4remote}http://video.ted.com/talk/podcast/2014G/None/MarkPlotkin_2014G-480p.mp4{/mp4remote} "The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle," says Mark Plotkin, "It's the isolated and uncontacted tribes." In an energetic...

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