New Iwokrama Board chairman


Renowned climate scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri was recently installed as Chairman of Guyana’s well known international rain forest conservation, research and development centre Iwokrama.

The installation took place on the lawns of State House where a reception hosted by President Donald Ramotar was held for Dr. Pachauri who earlier today travelled to the centre for a tour and meeting with the staff.

The centre was established in 1996 under a joint mandate from the Government of Guyana and the Commonwealth Secretariat to manage the Iwokrama forest, reserve of 371,000 hectares of rainforest. The canopy walkway is one of its most distinguished features.

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