On 29 January 2013, the préfet of French Guiana, Dennis LABBE, formally endorsed the Guiana Shield Facility (GSF) “as a mechanism for cooperation on environmental issues of common importance to the Guiana Shield ecoregion.
The Direction de l'Environnement de l'Aménagement et du Logement (DEAL) Guyane is the French Guiana focal point for the GSF. In the coming weeks, DEAL and the GSF will actively pursue cooperation on environmental issues based on mutual consent.
The GSF is a UNDP regional project funded by the European Union and the Government of the Netherlands to promote and support the conservation and sustainable development of the 2.7 million km2 Guiana Shield ecoregion.
More information on the GSF and the Guiana Shield ecoregion can be obtained from the website: http://guianashield.org.