Organizers: Janette Bulkan, University of British Columbia and Katherine MacDonald, York University

The Guiana Shield, which encompasses the area of northeastern South America that lies north of the Amazon and east of the Orinoco Rivers, is a globally important forested landscape located on some of the planet’s most ancient soils (Hammond 2005). In 1997, the Guiana Shield countries of Guyana and Suriname and the French overseas départment of French Guiana were listed among only eight countries globally possessing a ‘great opportunity’ to protect their remaining frontier forests, in spite of substantial areas of forest loss: Guyana 18 per cent, Suriname and French Guiana 8 per cent each. In addition 41 per cent of Guyana’s then current frontier forest were under threat from poor stewardship of natural resources extraction (Bryant et al. 1997).

Read more: Assessing the Situation of the Peoples and Ecosystems of the Guiana Shield Canadian Association...

Organizers: Janette Bulkan, University of British Columbia and Katherine MacDonald, York University

The Guiana Shield, which encompasses the area of northeastern South America that lies north of the Amazon and east of the Orinoco Rivers, is a globally important forested landscape located on some of the planet's most ancient soils (Hammond 2005). In 1997, the Guiana Shield countries of Guyana and Suriname and the French overseas départment of French Guiana were listed among only eight countries globally possessing a 'great opportunity' to protect their remaining frontier forests, in spite of substantial areas of forest loss: Guyana 18 per cent, Suriname and French Guiana 8 per cent each. In addition 41 per cent of Guyana's then current frontier forest were under threat from poor stewardship of natural resources extraction (Bryant et al. 1997).

Read more: Call for Papers: Assessing the situation of the peoples and ecosystems of the Guiana Shield

yolanda-wardThe Guiana Shield Facility (GSF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Yolanda Ward as its Information and Communications Officer. With over eight years of experience in media and public relations, Ms. Ward joins GSF at an exciting time with many projects ongoing within the Guiana Shield eco-region.  We wish her much success in her appointment and look forward to her contribution to promoting conservation and supporting sustainable development of the ecoregion.

Protected areas Management course on coastal marine areas organized by ACOANA and the Central University of Venezuela, in cooperation with the ALLIANCE TROPICAL ANDES (http://alianzaandestropicales.org/)

There are four (4)  spots set aside for international participants.

http://alianzaandestropicales.org/curso-internacional-de-manejo-de-areas-protegidas-2

Interested persons must fill out a form online (see link below) and send a motivation letter and curriculum  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vUCacMRatQ3A-UeXZg5AMb2cpBAsPDB0Ur0hudN879o/viewform 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SYMPOSIUM ON PROTECTED AREAS OF THE GUIANA SHIELD

12-16 OCTOBER 2014 - CAYENNA, FRENCH GUIANA

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In honour of the anniversary of the 50th year of SEPANGUY, the GSF joins with SEPANGUY and the Council of Culture, Education and Environment in French Guiana, to organize a symposium on Protected Areas of the Guiana Shield. The Workshop will be held from 12-16 October 2014 in Cayenne, French Guiana.

Read more: Symposium on Protected Areas of the Guiana Shield

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