news-20151203-2Paulette Allicock is an Indigenous Makushi farmer from the North Rupununi, Guyana. In her forest farm, she grows a great variety of crops, including several varieties of the staple, cassava, as well as pumpkins, melons, greens, and nuts. Her method of farming in the forest is closely attuned with the dynamics of the surrounding natural environment and the guardian spirits that will protect her crops.

Read more: Local farming solutions conserve forests in the Guiana Shield, South America

Imágenes de la visitaImágenes de la visitaA comienzos del año 2013, la Agencia Nacional de Licencias Ambientales, otorgó licencia ambiental a la multinacional Pacific Rubiales para explotar el pozo Quifa. En el mismo sentido, el pasado mes de julio de 2013, le fue otorgada licencia ambiental a la empresa petrolera Meta Petroleum para explotar un área del tamaño de Holanda, ubicada en los municipios de Puerto Gaitán, Mapiripán y San Martín en el departamento del Meta, conocido como el bloque CPE-6.

Read more: El río Guaviare está en peligro de desaparecer a causa de la explotación petrolera en el pie de...

Countries of the Guiana Shield are pursuing policies within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that emphasise the importance of establishing biodiversity corridors to avoid landscape fragmentation and loss of species and habitats for biodiversity. Cooperation among the countries is required to pursue and achieve this global commitment.

Read more: Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform - A Tool for Knowledge Exchange, Communication and...

Publishers and Users were granted access to the Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform on World Environment Day 2015. As we celebrate World Environment Day 2015 under the theme “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”, the GSF is keen on operationalizing the GSPSP as an integrated, interdisciplinary platform to monitor the drivers of deforestation and to provide inputs for forest monitoring for Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES).

Read more: Access to Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform Granted to Publishers and Users on World...

"Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care."

news-20140531-1As governments from around the world prepare to adopt the sustainable development goals and targets later this year, it is particularly fitting that this year’s World Environment Day is being celebrated under the theme of resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production. The well-being of humanity, the environment, society and the economy depends on the responsible use and management of the earth’s natural resources.

Read more: Message from Mr. Braulio F. De Souza Dias Executive Secretary Convention on Biological Diversity...

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