news-20140804-1A Professor and ten (10) Students from the New York University / the New School are in Guyana to examine sustainable forest management, Amerindian human rights and to explore the possibility of whether eco-tourism is a vehicle for manifestation of enforced land title, indigenous autonomy over sustainable resource use and management.

As such, the Guiana Shield Facility (GSF) hosted a guest lecture and interactive session on Monday, August 4, 2014 in the large conference room of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office where the GSF Secretariat is located.

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On July 8th, 2014, the government of Colombia declared the Fluvial Star of Inirida as a Ramsar site. This long awaited outcome concluded when a small Presidential Commission travelled to Inirida, Guainía, in the frontier region with Venezuela, and recognized the conservation value of this mosaic of forests and savannahs, and network of rivers, and wetlands. 

Inirida-a-new-Ramsar-conservation-starThe fluvial star of Inirida is the joint of four different river systems. Inirida, Guaviare, Atabapo and Venturi. Photo Credit: Fernando

This international conservation designation protects places renowned for their biological diversity and their freshwater ecosystem richness. This declaration restricts the types of land uses to those that will ensure the maintenance of the ecological dynamics thus restricting large scale mining and agro-industry.

Read more: Inírida, a new Ramsar conservation star

Ellen Naarendorp: ‘Staatszorg is nodig omdat milieu van niemand is’

news-20140701-1De publicaties, die naar aanleiding van het ‘Third International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield’ zijn uitgekomen, zijn in ontvangst genomen door de donoren van het project. Daarnaast werd de oprichting van het International Society on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield (IBG) Chapter Suriname opgericht. Dit alles vond plaats aan het Institute for Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR) op het universiteitscomplex van de Anton de Kom Universiteit (Adek).

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Khadija Musa, UNDP Resident Representative and Nicolas Karr, Director of ONF Guyane signing the MOU.On Monday June 2, 2014 in Cayenne, French Guiana, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Guyana, Khadija Musa, and the French Forest Office (ONF) Guyane Regional Director, Nicolas Karr, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a framework of cooperation and to facilitate collaboration between the entities, on REDD+ in the Guiana Shield.

Read more: MOU provides a framework for exchange of technical and strategic information on REDD+ between...

news-20140531-1To avoid landscape fragmentation and loss of species and habitats for biodiversity, participants to a three-day workshop in Kurupukari, Guyana, have agreed on a Regional Action Plan related to biological corridors, connectivity conservation and trans-boundary conservation within the Guiana Shield Ecoregion.

Read more: Guiana Shield Action Plan to Facilitate Biodiversity Corridors, Achieve Aichi Targets