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Report on Parabara Road New River Triangle

NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY & ACTION PLAN
2012 - 2020

Guyana’s principal wealth are the natural resources both inland and offshore along with its forest and the assets therein. The Government have been able to sustainably manage our forests to derive economic benefits for the economy and create livelihood opportunities for our people while at the same time maintaining one of the lowest rates of deforestation in the world. In doing so we have also created a new economic opportunity through avoided deforestation (REDD+) for which Guyana is one of the first countries to be paid. This administration will continue to focus on expanding and diversifying the economy on the basis of rationale use of Guyana’s natural resources. To facilitate this effort, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment is established to have responsibilities for forestry, mining, environmental management, wildlife, protected areas, land use planning and coordination, and climate change.

Guyana is known globally for its wealth of natural resources, high levels of biodiversity and for having one of the lowest rates of deforestation in the developing world. The Government of Guyana (GoG) has had a long history of instituting mechanisms for the effective management and conservation of these resources. More recently, with the development of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), the Government made the unprecedented commitment to re-orient Guyana’s economy onto a low-carbon, “green” pathway.

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Offshore exploration facing some setbacksMinister Persaud tells Parliamentary Committe: Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud today stated that offshore exploration in areas being contested by neighbouring Venezuela is facing “some setbacks”...read more

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Unprecedented level of inter-agency collaboration to improve environmental management Minister Persaud tells Parliamentary Sectoral Committe: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working closely in conjunction with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission’s environmental management division to monitor mining areas...read more

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Bai Shan Lin has two forest exploratory permits – GFC Commissioner: There are no agreements between the Government of Guyana and Bai Shan Lin Incorporated however, the company does benefit from two State Forest Exploratory Permits granted by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC)...read more