Seeing the forest and the trees

How to balance logging, biodiversity and carbon sequestration.

The November 2013 issue of Discover Magazine features PhD student Jake Bicknell who has been working in the Iwokrama Forest on the impacts of forestry using reduced-impact logging.

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Guyana to host International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield

The General Assembly of the International Society of Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield (IBG) unanimously approved the award to host the IV International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield in 2016 to Guyana. The Guyana’s case to host the IV Congress was presented by Ms. Vanessa Benn of the Iwokrama International Centre. Ms. Benn and Dr. Patrick Williams, Country Director of WWF Guyana, were nominated to serve as Guyana representatives on the IBG’s Board for the next three years.

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Indigenous People send message to UN on International Day of Forest

Under the COBRA (Community Owned Best practice for sustainable Resource Adaptive management in the Guiana Shield, South America) project, communities of the North Rupununi have made a video highlighting the importance of their forests for their livelihoods. The film which was produced, written an edited by the community members demonstrates the excellent work of project COBRA.

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