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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

Local farming solutions conserve forests in the Guiana Shield, South America

Local farming solutions conserve forests in the Guiana Shield, South America

Paulette Allicock is an Indigenous Makushi farmer from the North Rupununi, Guyana. In her forest farm, she grows a great variety of crops, including several... Read more

El río Guaviare está en peligro de desaparecer a causa de la explotación petrolera en el pie de monte oriental

El río Guaviare está en peligro de desaparecer a causa de la explotación petrolera en el pie de monte oriental

A comienzos del año 2013, la Agencia Nacional de Licencias Ambientales, otorgó licencia ambiental a la multinacional Pacific Rubiales para explotar el pozo Quifa. En... Read more

Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform - A Tool for Knowledge Exchange, Communication and Cooperation in the Guiana Shield

Countries of the Guiana Shield are pursuing policies within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that emphasise the importance of establishing biodiversity... Read more

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VACANCY: CLME+ Environmental Mapping & Reporting Analyst (EMRA)

VACANCY: CLME+ Environmental Mapping & Reporting Analyst (EMRA)

Vacancy code: VA/2015/B5002/8907 Environmental Mapping & Reporting Analyst  Position title Level: ICS-9  Department/office: ECR, Water and Energy Cluster  Duty station: Cartagena, Colombia  Contract type: International ICA  Contract level: IICA-1 Duration: 1 year with the possibility of extension based on performance  Application period: 10-Nov-2015 to 27-Nov-2015. Extended:...

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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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