The Guyana Conservation Network (GuyCoN) is a shared resource for conservation practitioners and academic researchers working on conservation in Guyana. GuyCoN has been established to provide resources, and enhance communication among the conservation community in Guyana.
Almost 90 percent of Guyana’s roughly 750,000 residents live in coastal areas outside of the forests, which contributes to the preservation of the country’s intact forest landscape. Over the past two decades, deforestation rates in Guyana have ranged from between … Continue reading
A new study that draws upon research conducted in the Iwokrama Forest, illustrates the value of logging roads in forestry concessions for frogs. After the roads are used by loggers, they become an important habitat for frogs where water collects … Continue reading
Guyana’s “high forest cover – low deforestation status” signifies a high level for its contribution towards global efforts aimed at 1) reducing carbon emissions 2) containing the build-up of greenhouse gases and, 3) preventing global warming and climate change. Keeping … Continue reading
A new study conducted in the Iwokrama Forest shows the importance of bats for assisting the movement of plant seeds across the landscape. The study which was a collaboration between Angelo State University, University of Kent and the Royal Ontario Museum collected faecal samples from bats caught in nets, and shows new interactions between species of plant that were not previously known to be dispersed by bats.
- What will expanding the Georgetown-Lethem road mean for conservation?
- Detailed study in Iwokrama shows little effect of reduced-impact logging on biodiversity
- Pledge to regulate hunting
- Reduced-Impact Logging supports biodiversity
- Wapichan people map traditional territories
- Iwokrama Caecilian has lungs
- Counting Arapaima in the Rupununi
- High resolution map shows extent of forest loss
- Guyana signs agreement to phase-out mercury