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.
Guyana leads the way for Intact Forest Landscapes
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
Forests in Guyana struggle to recover after mining
Mining for gold is the number one cause of deforestation in Guyana. But can these forests recover after the mines have been abandoned? New research shows that recovery is very limited in the first 5 years after abandonment, but some parts of the mine where top soils are piled up to grant access to gold deposits below the surface, can regenerate naturally. Read the full study led by Dr Michelle Kalamandeen here:
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