Khadija Musa, UNDP Resident Representative and Nicolas Karr, Director of ONF Guyane signing the MOU.On Monday June 2, 2014 in Cayenne, French Guiana, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Guyana, Khadija Musa, and the French Forest Office (ONF) Guyane Regional Director, Nicolas Karr, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a framework of cooperation and to facilitate collaboration between the entities, on REDD+ in the Guiana Shield.

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news-20140531-1To avoid landscape fragmentation and loss of species and habitats for biodiversity, participants to a three-day workshop in Kurupukari, Guyana, have agreed on a Regional Action Plan related to biological corridors, connectivity conservation and trans-boundary conservation within the Guiana Shield Ecoregion.

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It is time to take real actions towards achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
- CBD Executive Secretary

news-20140522-1“We cannot spare any time, particularly where the results of actions take time to manifest themselves” was a key point emphasized in a message delivered on International Day for Biological Diversity to the Delegates from the Guiana Shield countries attending the Biodiversity Corridors workshop at Iwokrama River Lodge and Research Center.

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- Co-ordinator, Convention on Biological Diversity LifeWeb Initiative

news-20140521-1Build biodiversity corridors to last was the charge delivered by Charles Besançon, Coordinator of the Convention of Biological Diversity LifeWeb Initiative at the opening of the Guiana Shield Biodiversity Corridors Workshop on May 21, 2014.

Mr. Besançon emphasized the need for countries of the Guiana Shield participating in the workshop to formulate agreements on the way forward that will build the biodiversity corridors. He urged the delegates to take the agreements and embed it in their countries for sustainability. Moreover, he stressed the need for connections, both at a people to people and south-south cooperation levels.

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Fortaleciendo y gestionando sinergias en el Escudo Guayanés Colombiano 

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Los científicos dicen que si el Amazonas es el pulmón izquierdo del planeta, el Escudo Guayanés sería el derecho. Posee el 25 por ciento de los bosques tropicales del mundo concentrados en seis países: Colombia, Venezuela, Brasil, Guyana, Guayana Francesa y Surinam (SILVA, 2013). Siendo una interconexión de grandes ríos que desembocan al gigante Orinoco y que transportan cerca del 15 por ciento de las aguas frescas del mundo. Un grupo de estudiantes y profesores de la Universidad de la Amazonia y el grupo de Investigación Produciendo vienen participando de la iniciativa ASOCIACIÓN DE BIODIVERSIDAD DEL ESCUDO GUAYANES desde el año 2010, en congresos y reuniones realizadas en: Macapá, Brasil; Paramaribo, Surinam y Guyana Francesa.

Read more: Strengthening and managing synergies in the Colombian Guiana Shield” perspective of Sikuani youth...