Part of a geological formation known as the Guiana Shield, Guyana is home to unique ecosystems and biodiversity, with approximately 8,000 species of plants, 224 mammals, 815 birds, 309 herps and 922 freshwater fishes. However, Guyana’s forests are experiencing degradation, fragmentation, and unsustainable exploitation of forest resources due to unplanned land-use expansion and unsustainable land/water use from logging and mining sectors, new infrastructure (e.g. roads and trails), and wildlife harvesting.
Under the Amazon Sustainable Landscape Impact Program (GEF 7), Guyana’s Child Project will aim at strengthening and improving landscape connectivity through the establishment of conservation areas (800,000 ha) and the management of productive areas (400,000 ha) within the eastern half of central Guyana. Through these strategies, the project will contribute to the ASL programme’s vision of long-term conservation of globally important biodiversity and connectivity of key Amazon landscapes.
Focal area: Biodiversity
Project status: Project Development
GEF Project ID: 10288
Program: Amazon Sustainable Landscapes II #10198
Implementing Agency: WWF-US
Executing Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
GEF Resources: US $5,780,000
Co-financing: US $16,809,291
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